January 6th. 2006
Sent to but not published in the New York Times

In the recent ACLU advertisement in your pages (January 5th, A15), John Dean puts the wrong question when he asks, "What asserted powers will Bush use next?"

The real question is what powers is he already using that we haven't learned about yet. Carry on New York Times with your voyage of discovery! You owe it to the nation.