honorable mouse wrote: Mr. Still, Unlike the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or Fox News, we never had any claim to being unbiased. Rather we view the world as moral inquisitors -- are the actions of those in power fair? do they uphold the ideals to which they are purported to defend? Now, we admit, that the world as such is far from fair (and fairness, as any sports competitor knows, does not mean equal). Nonetheless, if we hold to the values of our republic -- which are stridently humanist -- then we need to hold our leaders to those values. So when Bush equates smoking dope with car-bombing, is he really saying that because of the evidence or is he saying that to advance a political agenda -- an agenda inherited from Nixon designed to put leftist hippies in jail? And when our dear friends in Israel betray the very progressive features of their constitution... well we can understand, but it saddens us. Especially when someone who was seen as a peace activist, like Barghuti, seems to have given up on peace. Best, honorable mouse David Still wrote: > the war on drugs: drugs are we now learn being sold by some goups to help fund terror groups (NY Times) so there is that connection. As for the Barghuti figure on trial: nice to know he can speak out; that he can get a full trial; that there is no death penalty in Israel. Now compare that to those accused by Palestians of being collaboratiors. Oh, I see. You only are focused on Your Truth.