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Sherrod Brown Plays the People of Ohio for Chumps with his Indefinite Detention Betrayal

On the issue of indefinite detention Senator Sherrod Brown has played the people of Ohio for chumps. The question is whether the people of Ohio will roll over like trained dogs and ask for more of the same.

Sherrod Brown: Voting for Indefinite Detention Without Due Process in 2006 When Sherrod Brown was a U.S. [...]

Illinois District 5 and the Military Commissions Act

Despite his campaign promise, since he’s entered Congress, Mike Quigley has done nothing at all to support legislation to reform or overturn the Military Commissions Act. Quigley hasn’t been able to follow through. Green Party candidate Matt Reichel becomes a much more attractive candidate as Quigley loses progressive voters’ trust. [...]

Obama Attacks Habeas Corpus

President Obama is keeping Bagram as an oubliette, a dungeon where prisoners can be dumped and forgotten forever, away from the eyes of justice. [...]

Are You Willing to Torture Innocent People To Make You Feel Better?

Four years ago today, smack dab in the middle of the Bush years, a visitor to Irregular Times named Kevin made this remark about allegations that people had been tortured by agents of the U.S. government after being dumped into a system of indefinite detention without charge:

I refuse to apologize for the mistreatment of [...]

Congress' Progressive Caucus Characterized by Varying Lassitude

Although the Congressional Progressive Caucus has developed a reputation as a take-no-prisoners group in the House of Representatives, organized and relentless in its pursuit of radical legislation, the reputation doesn’t match reality. A look at the record of the Progressive Caucus shows wide variation among members in the level of support for both particular bills [...]

Rahm Emanuel is a Conniving Jerk Who Pays His Property Taxes

The “reports” come in from all over the internet and the papers, day after day after day:

Don Surber of the Charleston Daily Mail:

Democrat Rahm Emanuel put his Chicago residency in the name of a charity to avoid property taxes…

Phil Gremillion at The Daily Advertiser of Lafayette, Louisiana:

Check out his chief of [...]

Does Obama Support Habeas Corpus Or Not?

The Uighurs present another basic test for President Obama. Will Obama continue to denigrate the Constitution, and support the idea that President is above the law? [...]

Military Commissions Act Doesn’t Keep You Safe

U.S. Representative David Price has introduced H.R. 591, to repeal the Military Commissions Act. It’s time to be rid of this bad law – and the Democrats no longer have any excuse that they don’t have enough votes to get it done. [...]

Military Commissions Act Doesn't Keep You Safe

U.S. Representative David Price has introduced H.R. 591, to repeal the Military Commissions Act. It’s time to be rid of this bad law – and the Democrats no longer have any excuse that they don’t have enough votes to get it done. [...]

Obama Gets Woolly on How Government Treats People: Speak From the Bottom Up At the Inauguration

As Barack Obama is set to be inaugurated as the 44th President next week, this is how your government treats people:

1. As a matter of law under the FISA Amendments Act, your government can search your home, office or car, take your belongings and put you under recorded personal or electronic surveillance for periods [...]

Reason to Demonstrate at the Inauguration: Obama Declines to Include Civil Liberty in His Agenda

Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who asked me why I felt inclined to stage a pro-constitution demonstration at the Inaugural Parade, “spoiling the special moment” of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. I started out my response by noting that the right of the people to petition the government for redress of [...]