So, quick programming note: on Monday very-early-morning, I head to Guantanamo Bay. Current schedule is to be there through May 6, but it’s possible that I’ll leave early. The slow blogging today is attributable to taking care of some stuff before I leave, including a 1700-word preview story for the pre-trial hearing of Omar Khadr — the thing I’ll be covering — which will be at the Washington Independent at 6 a.m. on Monday. (I will already be in the air by then, alas.)

It’s unclear to me how much I’ll be able to blog from there. A lot, a little, it’s all hard to tell, who can say. So Jamelle Bouie and Dara Lind, two friends-of-the-blog and future stars of the internet, graciously agreed to supplement my offerings. It’s only a matter of time before my luck runs out, so my plan is to ingratiate myself to the younger generation of internet writers so as to find pity-work down the line.

I will try to bring home photography and video footage. All of which has to be cleared with Guantanamo Bay media officers, but still.

There will be more blogging during the weekend from me, but I thought I’d get this post out of the way.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman