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Where did the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on Campaign Disclosure in the Senate?

For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows its members to file campaign finance reports on paper, which […]

What The Republicans Say And What The Republicans Do

Donald Trump, who seems to have begun a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in order to get people to pay more attention to him, claims to have fired his top strategist, Roger Stone, because Stone “wanted to use campaign for his own publicity”.

In similar news, Rick Santorum, who told the audience during the […]

21 Senators Vote Against Affirming That Torture Is Illegal

The names of the 21 U.S. Senators who voted in favor of torture by the American government on June 16, 2015. […]

U.S. Senate Approves Bill Radically Increasing Corporate Surveillance Of Americans

Last night, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the USA Freedom Act, blocking any amendments that could have reformed the bill to provide greater protections from electronic surveillance. The legislation is in accord with the version passed in the House, so it is virtually guaranteed to advance to the White House to be signed into […]

Lindsey Graham’s Top Military Strategy: Forget History

Yesterday, Peregrin Wood joked about Lindsey Graham’s strange claim that, if he is elected President, he will “secure the future”. No, Lindsey Graham isn’t really a time traveling agent, but in another sense, he is trying to use his presidential campaign to rewrite the past.

Unfortunately, Graham’s campaign to rewrite the past has to do […]

Lindsey Graham, Time Traveler For President

Lindsey Graham has signaled his time war strategy: “Our future prosperity depends on our commitment to bold action and practical solutions on everything from energy independence to preparing for the retirement of the Baby Boomers.” “Bold action” like “preparing for the retirement of the Baby Boomers” only makes sense if you view it in the context of time travel. […]

The Pros and Cons of Lindsey Graham For President

Lindsey Graham voted to approve of the appointment of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General, although Gonzales was the author of legal memos approving the use of torture by U.S. federal agents. Now, Graham wants to be elected President of the United States. […]

Senate: If we don’t imprison people forever without charge, we’ll have to tell them what their rights are

Why did members of the U.S. Senate insist on voting this week on empowering the U.S. Government to imprison people forever without charge, citizens and noncitizens alike?

Because if the Government couldn’t imprison people forever without filing charges, it would have to tell people what their rights are.

I’m not kidding. The process of reading […]

Kaminer: Infallible Government that Can’t Do Anything Right?

This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:

The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. […]

Senators Attempt To Defund Justice Ex Post Facto

Perhaps you support the Defunding Justice Amendment, because your first inclination is not to care much, because you presume that the people accused of taking part in the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 are guilty, even though not one suspect in the case has been convicted in a legitimate non-ex post facto court of law. […]

Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution

An ex post facto law proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham would require the President, not merely allow, to prosecute certain defendants in military tribunals that violate the Constitution in multiple ways. […]