Hamdan sentencing - omg it's sort of rational!
Rejecting a prosecution request for a severe sentence, a panel of military officers sentenced the convicted former driver for Osama bin Laden to five and a half years in prison on Thursday. ... The unexpectedly short sentence came after Mr. Hamdan was acquitted Wednesday of the most serious charge against him, conspiracy, having been convicted only of material support for terrorism.
Somehow this feels like the tiniest flash of a less-appalling future, that we in the US may yet survive these years, and rejoin some semblance of civilization.