Monday, October 18, 2004

The Putinization of America

Matt Yglesias takes a turn left, describing the 'creeping Putinization of American life.' Examples:
...the Sinclair incident, the threatening letter to Rock The Vote, the specter of the top official in the House of Representatives making totally baseless charges of criminal conduct against a major financier of the political opposition [shades of Mikhail Khodorovsky], the increasing evidence that the 'terror alert' system is nothing more than a political prop, the 'torture memo' asserting that the president is above the law...

and more all in one paragraph.

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