Focus on the facts

/ 23 December 2005

Two powerful essays up at CommonDreams today, both calling on us to focus on the facts. The first shares the story of Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey’s persistent attempts to get the country to focus on facts, not ideological rhetoric, in the face of the Bush Administration’s war in Iraq. The second asks us to focus on the facts — not the spin — surrounding the government’s eavesdropping on America citizens. Given that it appears that very specific and relentless attention in the form of warrantless searches has been focused on Muslim Americans, we need all the more to be very careful and clear about the constitutionality — more precisely, the lack thereof — of our government’s actions.