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Urge Your Senators to Support the OLC Reporting Act

Three of the top four leaders in the line of succession to the Presidency (including Obama himself) have come from the Senate, where they failed to support efforts to take away the power of the President to overrule federal law. Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House is the fourth in the group in line now to take the Presidency, and she has a similar poor record of standing up for constitutional balance of powers. [...]

Prepare for Fundamentalist Christian Upset at Secret Service Inauguration Cross Prohibition (Where Else Do We Look?)

In 2005, fundamentalist Christians were outgraged at the inauguration of George W. Bush as President. No, they weren’t upset at George W. Bush himself, who was the president most friendly to religious fundamentalism (as long as it was Christian) in memory. But they were mightily upset at the U.S. Secret Service, which issued a letter [...]

Transparent Participatory Activism: Help Get FISA Right

When Barack Obama was in the middle of a primary fight, he gave a good talk about civil liberty in the United States of America:

You will have elected a president who has taught the Constitution and believes in the Constitution and will obey the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Obama campaign [...]

Bailout Hillary Clinton?

Why doesn’t the Democratic Party can hold another kind of fundraiser – one to raise money to help Americans whose jobs have disappeared and are looking for work? [...]

Clean Slate in Louisiana

Because of Anh Cao’s victory, Democrats in the 2nd congressional district in Louisiana will have the opportunity to nominate an honest, progressive Democrat instead of voting for William Jefferson out of misplaced loyalty again. [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route “On Path to Approval.” Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

News: Permit for Pro-Constitution Rally on Inaugural Parade Route "On Path to Approval." Will You Be There?

I just got off the phone with Robbin Owen of the National Park Service (Capital Region) and an officer of the Park Police, and I am very pleased to report that my submitted permit application for a demonstration calling on President Barack Obama to uphold the Constitution is “on path to approval”. Pending Secret Service [...]

Will Barack Obama have the Courage to Ban Cluster Bombs?

This website has been unsparingly ungracious toward Senator Dianne Feinstein — and she has deserved every impolite word. She has earned our wrath by supporting unconstitutional warrantless wiretaps, prioritizing corporate immunity over criminal accountability, and rammed pro-torture Michael Mukasey into the Attorney General’s Office. Dianne Feinstein voted for the Iraq war and the Protect America [...]

Restorations of Individual Protections against Government under the Democrats? Con Law Professor is Dubious.

In a November 12 speech to the Columbus Urban League, Capital University Professor of Law and constitutional law expert Mark Brown assessed the likelihood of significant changes to government power over the individual once the Democratic Party takes firm control over Congress and the White House in January of 2009. My transcription of his full [...]

Democratic Party Sheep Begin their Bleat: Nowadays, Dissent is Bullshit

During the Bush years, we heard again and again from members of the Democratic Party that “Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism.” They were right. Mark Twain put it another way:

The citizen who thinks he sees that the commonwealth’s political clothes are worn out, and yet holds his peace and does not agitate [...]

Amy White: Notes on Free Speech After the 2008 Election

Amy White, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University and author of Virtually Obscene: the Case for an Uncensored Internet, spoke at the ACLU’s Election Dissection symposium on November 12, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Addressing the status of free speech, White characterized the coming Obama presidency as much like that of the Clinton era, during [...]