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Here’s Change I Could Believe in, President-Elect Obama

In some impressive ways, President-Elect Barack Obama is the mirror-image of George W. Bush. Early on, George W. Bush rid the presidency of the e-mail address president@whitehouse.gov, ending the Clinton-era avenue by which citizens could communicate their policy ideas to the office of the President. To his credit, Barack Obama has created a web page […]

Here's Change I Could Believe in, President-Elect Obama

In some impressive ways, President-Elect Barack Obama is the mirror-image of George W. Bush. Early on, George W. Bush rid the presidency of the e-mail address president@whitehouse.gov, ending the Clinton-era avenue by which citizens could communicate their policy ideas to the office of the President. To his credit, Barack Obama has created a web page […]

Where are the big nasty terrorists we’ve detained thanks to lost freedoms? And where are the plush rotating armchairs, big screen TVs and full length mirrors?

Where are they? Where are the big, nasty, evildoing terrorists that have been captured thanks to the passage of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the Protect America Act and then the FISA Amendments Act? Each of these bills restricting our freedoms was passed with the promise that in exchange for surrendered freedoms, your […]

Repeal the Military Commissions Act? No, but the Congress Can Rename A Road for Tim Russert

The following are the major components of the Military Commissions Act, passed into law in the fall of 2006:

It revokes habeas corpus, thereby giving the president power to imprison people without trial for as long as the president likes It gives George W. Bush and other top officials legal amnesty for war crimes he […]

How Could Bush Administration Detention of Citizens Occur Under Military Commissions Act? Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.

As testimony of Bush administration lawyers before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court reveals, the Bush administration has gone to court asserting the right to:

* Deploy the military domestically to American neighborhoods * Seize United States citizens without judicial warrants * Detain these citizens indefinitely without charges in military brigs * Maintain these citizens in […]