Letters to the editor: Elected should represent, not direct

Elected should represent, not direct It seems to me the same attitude portrayed by our federal and state governments permeates our city and county commissions; that their constituents aren’t competent to know what is best for themselves or their tax dollars. The county commission, regardless of a resounding vote against the judicial complex building plan, […]

Broad Military Commissions Act needs revision

By Freedom Newspapers Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat with presidential aspirations and a large war chest, has introduced legislation that would significantly alter the Military Commissions Act passed last fall by defining narrowly what it means to be an “enemy combatant” and restore habeas corpus rights to all detainees in U.S. custody. The proposal […]

Supreme Court swing vote tends toward confusion

Freedom Newspapers The case that will be remembered from the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court is Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the court told President Bush that he couldn’t simply create military commissions — especially commissions authorized to deliberate and render decisions with the defendant not even present — without authorization from […]