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Feingold, Dodd et al Buy Time For America to Stop Warrantless Physical and Electronic Searches

Senators Russell Feingold and Christopher Dodd promised to filibuster H.R. 6304. (So did Senator Barack Obama, but his word is apparently cheap.) Feingold, Dodd and 13 others in the Senate followed through on the barest version of a filibuster: voting against ending debate on the measure. Congratulations enough go to these Senators for having the [...]

Republicans Still Living In the 1950s Red Scare

Ron Paul, they say, is going to finally purge America of the Red Menace… like Ronald Reagan promised to do… but apparently the Communist plot was undeterred by his presidency. Hm. Maybe the Republicans aren’t very effective anti-Communists after all. Oh, but I’ve forgotten the most important Republican idea of all: Propaganda doesn’t have to make logical sense. It just has to frighten people. [...]