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Non-Partisan GOOOH Picks a Side in the Battle for Congress

Three years ago, I stumbled across a new political effort called GOOOH. Pronounced “Go,” GOOOH is an acronym standing for Get Out Of Our House, and in 2010 it is still GOOOHing. The GOOOal: to replace all 435 current members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 with new representatives chosen in a distinct [...]

Government Use of Torture Was Isolated. 92 Times in Isolation Chambers, That is. What is the ACLU’s Problem?

Sure, at first the government said there were no tapes of American agents torturing detainees. After all, as President George W. Bush said unequivocally, “We do not torture.”

Then, sure, after a federal judge ordered the government to disclose the truth, the government said that OK, there were two videotapes of American agents torturing detainees, [...]

Government Use of Torture Was Isolated. 92 Times in Isolation Chambers, That is. What is the ACLU's Problem?

Sure, at first the government said there were no tapes of American agents torturing detainees. After all, as President George W. Bush said unequivocally, “We do not torture.”

Then, sure, after a federal judge ordered the government to disclose the truth, the government said that OK, there were two videotapes of American agents torturing detainees, [...]

ACLU Teams with Journalists to offer Ohio Muckraking Workshop March 18

As someone who occasionally dips into government records for information, I’ve gotten used to journalists and nonprofits being less than helpful and protecting their sources. But I’m pleasantly surprised to see that the ACLU, the Ohio Newspaper Association and other Ohio advocacy groups are bucking the trend by sharing what they know, putting together an [...]

While we Watch the Sun Shine out of Obama’s Armpit, ACLU Delivers on the Patriot Act

Gee, Senator Obama, could you vote against the FISA Amendments Act? No? I see. Well, could you at least not use it when you are elected… Oh, you plan to use it? Ah. Um, well…

Hey, President-Elect Obama, do you plan to continue to issue signing statements to curtail laws passed by Congress? You do? [...]

While we Watch the Sun Shine out of Obama's Armpit, ACLU Delivers on the Patriot Act

Gee, Senator Obama, could you vote against the FISA Amendments Act? No? I see. Well, could you at least not use it when you are elected… Oh, you plan to use it? Ah. Um, well…

Hey, President-Elect Obama, do you plan to continue to issue signing statements to curtail laws passed by Congress? You do? [...]