April 7, 2006
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Monarchy

Joshua Micah Marshall:

It's not too soon to start calling this for what it is: the Bush administration's creeping monarchism.... The underlying idea is not so much that the president is above the law as that he is the law. He embodies it, you might say, even embodies the state itself. And thus what he does can't be illegal. What he does is simply the state cogitating and defending itself.

I've cut back on politics here, in part because there's so much good political and news writing in other weblogs. Quietly, the web has already transformed journalism, just as the 37 Signals ebook is going to mark a watershed moment in technical publishing.

Big things are happening, right now. Watch.