And so the Congress, even with a Democratic majority, continues apace towards rubber-stamping Duma status. Frankly, if we had fewer “constitutionally illiterate” (Bruce Fein’s phrase) representatives, impeachment charges for Dick Cheney would likely be getting drawn up. Instead, we’re confirming as Attorney General of the United States a man who won’t declare water-boarding illegal, and this with the opposition party controlling the Judiciary Committee. We are living through one of the saddest chapters in U.S. history. The question is, how and when will it end?