Today, Senators Feinstein and Schumer provided conclusive evidence that accusations from the Right that we liberals are unprincipled cowards are completely justified.
There might be some space in our nation's sloppy middle to debate the expansion of the SCHIP program. But there can be no room to debate waterboarding.
It was torture in the Spanish Inquisition. It was torture when the Gestapo did it. It was torture when Pol Pot's minions did it.
It might have been embarrassing for Schumer, who was an early supporter of the nominee, to have reversed himself. But is there anything, anything at all, that we as Democrats, stand for?
He is probably riding on Amtrak, heading home to Brooklyn, as I write this this evening. I hope that Jessica and Allison give him Hell.