Congressional Oversight

Via Ramesh Ponnuru, the New York Times demonstrates its commit to civil liberties in an editorial today. We noted here that the Department of Justice announced, years after the fact, that it is no longer investigating former Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But in the eyes of the Times editorialists, DeLay is getting off on a technicality:

But many of Mr. DeLay’s actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them.

One gets the feeling sometimes that if liberals ever really got their way, they would throw the whole lot of us in jail. Just because.