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Sessions to Mueller: Why Didn’t We Torture Abdulmutallab?

By | 01.20.10 | 2:49 pm

It’s quite a spectacle to watch members of Congress — all of whom have sworn an oath to support the U.S. Constitution — brag about their disdain for the right to due process, which is guaranteed by the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment (even for foreign nationals suspected of crimes in the More…

We Can Interrogate Abdulmutallab Even After He’s Mirandized

By | 12.30.09 | 3:36 pm

Yesterday I debated Pat Buchanan on MSNBC about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be bomber of Northwest Airways Flight 253. Out of nowhere, he started saying how we needed to deny Abdulmutallab pain medication to get him to speak, and that by charging him in federal court and reading him More…

Spencer Ackerman and Rachel Maddow Discuss the ‘24’-ification of the National Security Debate

By | 12.30.09 | 9:45 am

After debating Pat Buchanan on “Morning Joe” earlier in the day about the efficacy of torturing terror suspects, TWI’s Spencer Ackerman returned to MSNBC last night to resume the conversation with Rachel Maddow. Video after the jump.

Conservatives Attack Administration for Upholding Constitution

By | 12.29.09 | 1:23 pm

The Wall Street Journal, Pat Buchanan and others are already condemning the Obama administration for treating Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a civilian criminal rather than an illegal warrior to whom we can presumably do whatever we please. We are in “a war,” The Journal More…

Spencer Ackerman vs. Pat Buchanan on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’

By | 12.29.09 | 9:43 am

If you weren’t watching MSNBC at around 7 a.m. EST today, you missed some great television. TWI’s Spencer Ackerman appeared on “Morning Joe” alongside NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan to talk about the failed Christmas terror plot. The conversation took a sharp turn, however, More…

Mika Brzezinski: Pat Buchanan ‘Says What We’re All Thinking’

By | 10.16.09 | 3:24 pm

Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough, plays the liberal to the former congressman’s conservative. That makes her endorsement of Pat Buchanan as the show’s “best guest” sort of surprising.

Brzezinski jumps at the chance to name Pat Buchanan “because he says what we are all


Pat Buchanan: ‘The Affirmative Action Nobel’

By | 10.14.09 | 11:32 am

The conservative commentator, who regularly gets away with statements that would get less popular pundits banned from the airwaves, doesn’t pull punches in his column on the Nobel Peace Prize:

McConnell Encouraged NRA to ‘Score’ Sotomayor Vote

By | 08.03.09 | 8:59 am

Over the weekend, NPR’s Nina Totenberg reported that a senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confirmed that McConnell, at a meeting of conservative groups, asked the National Rifle Association whether it would score the vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a critical vote hostile More…

Your Pat Buchanan Quote of the Day

By | 07.17.09 | 10:30 am

From his new column, which merges his distaste for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and his obsession with non-white birth rates:

Wise Latina women have more babies north of the border than they do in Mexico and twice as many here as American women. As almost all immigrants are


Marcus Epstein is Free at Last

By | 07.10.09 | 9:00 am

The saga of the Pat Buchanan and Tom Tancredo employee who pleaded guilty to a hate crime is over, for now.

At about 10 am on July 8th, in the District of Columbia Superior Court, Judge Anderson dismissed the case against Marcus Epstein, who had pled guilty to a