Wil Wheaton In Exile

Well, we may remember him from other things (Stand By Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation), but Wil Wheaton has developed quite a blog. And, as opposed to other celebrity blogs, this one has substance, and we like it at Turning Left.

I like his politics.

This entry from January of this year is especially telling:

regarding hersay and coercion

I read at Netscape earlier today that the Pentagon has new rules for detainee trials:

“The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow convicted terrorists to be imprisoned or put to death using hearsay evidence and coerced testimony.”

It should come as no shock to anyone who’s read my blog for more than fifteen minutes that I find this appalling, and I figure the reasons should be obvious to all but about 30% of Americans (give or take 3-5%.)

He goes on to liken the new laws to what may happen in China. Very interesting read.

And I just may purchase his book.