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No Accountability On Torture

By refusing to hold anyone accountable for torture conducted by the U.S. government, Barack Obama is not just making torture more likely in the future. He’s also undermining the foundations of liberty in the present. [...]

Well, That Certainly is Change… Obama Completes 180 on FISA

No more illegal wiretapping of American citizens, no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime, no more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war, no more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are, and it’s not what [...]

Pro-Crime Democrats in the U.S. Senate, July 9 2008

The following is a list of pro-crime Democrats in the United States Senate:

These are the Democrats who voted to keep a provision in H.R. 6304 that would let law-breaking telecommunications corporations get off scot-free, and leave in the lurch the millions of Americans whose rights were violated:

Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana Senator Thomas [...]

On FISA Corporate Coverup, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are No Moderates

Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine like to be referred to as moderates. But this morning, they voted to keep language in H.R. 6304 that kills citizens’ ability to bring corporations to court when corporations break the law. A number of such cases were pending in court and were set to blow the [...]

Threats to the Constitution Viewed in Partisan Virtual Reality

Put on your virtual reality helmet with me and let’s see how the world looks in the virtual reality inhabited by partisans:

If George W. Bush begins using the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without a warrant, it is an impeachable offense.

If Barack Obama declares his support for the NSA program, he [...]

Comments of Zoe Lofgren on Telecom Immunity and H.R. 6304

The following is a text transcription of the spoken remarks on June 20, 2008 of Representative Zoe Lofgren of California regarding H.R. 6304, the bill that guts the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and lets telecommunications corporations get off scot-free for violating the law and your privacy rights:

Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition [...]