Daily Archives: November 17, 2003

Linking the New York Times

I might start reading the New York Times more frequently again. I had put them way down my list many months ago when they started breaking links to their articles.
Now, new to me, but apparently circulating in some circles since last June is a method for creating links to NYT articles that have some staying power though the process isn’t as simple as one might hope and might require a change your preferred Times reading method.
So, thanks to Kevin Drum for this tutorial (Hat tip to Lisa Williams who gave Kevin the pointer).
Via Outside the Beltway.
Update (11/25): Mary at Pacific Views adds this tip:

Aaron Swarz has a site that provides a link generator for NY Times articles after June 23. This utility is quite nice and provides you an easy way to take a standard NYTimes link and create the USERLAND link that will work forever when linked into a blog.

I have not tested this yet.

bush’s gulag

Read all of this Newsday opinion piece:

What is the same in the Guantanamo cases, and those of Hamdi and Padilla, is the president’s insistence that he alone has the authority to decide who should be locked up and when, if ever, they will be released.
It’s not supposed to work that way in the land of the free.

No, it should not work that way in the land of the free.
Not only should the Golden Rule be operative here but also the simple fact that these detainees are human beings and vested with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness argues for different treatment.
At a minimum these folk should be treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. If any of them are to be charged with crimes then it should have been done long ago and they should have been tried in an open court and convicted or released.
Via Talkleft.