The Polite Liberal

A rant-free discussion of liberal philosophy and policies.


The Polite Liberal is the pseudonym of a "nontraditional" graduate student in mathematics (for nonacademics, "nontraditional," is a polite way of saying, "older than 25.") The Polite Liberal is an attempt to spur real policy debate, instead of partisan insults and conspiracy theories. Conservatives (and liberals, of course!) are welcome.

Monday, October 02, 2006

For me, torture trumps sex

As I post this, the entire nation is obsessed with Mark Foley and his "page problems."

I'll stand aside. When we suspend habeas corpus and allow torture at the discretion of the President, I have trouble getting excited over sex scandals.
If this leads to the end of Republican control of the Congress, I'll be overjoyed. Other than that, though, I'll stick to the Constitution.