It is a time of freedom and fear, of Gaia and of borders, of many paths and the widening of a universal toll road, emptying country and swelling cities, of the public bought into privacy and the privacy of the public sold into invisible data banks and knowing algorithms. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.

These are the times when maps fade and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread.

Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.

Wednesday, January 08, 2003
U.S. Can Hold Citizens As Combatants U.S. Can Hold Citizens As Combatants

Filed at 3:12 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the government can hold U.S. citizens as enemy combatants during wartime without the constitutional protections afforded Americans in criminal prosecutions.

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Tuesday, January 07, 2003

CBS News Poll, January 2003: Use Diplomacy, Not Force

Q: "What do you think the United States should now do with respect to Iraq: use military force in some way or try to find a diplomatic solution?"

Force: 29%
Diplomacy: 63%
Both: 4%
Don't Know: 4%

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