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Michael Ratner

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To Hell with the Constitution: Obama Goes To War

(557) Comments | Posted March 30, 2011 | 1:22 PM

How is it that Congress isn't screaming at President Obama for usurping its power to take this nation to war against Libya? (Even Bushes #41 and #43 had their wars in Afghanistan and Iraq authorized.) And if Congress isn't screaming, then why aren't we? We should be. The power to...

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On Closing Guantanamo: A Sisyphean Struggle

(31) Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 12:55 PM

With the signing of yesterday's executive orders to close Guantanamo and end torture, we are finally seeing the beginning of a reversal of some of the nastiest inhuman practices of the Bush administration. Yes, it may take another year to close the notorious detention center and yes, there are some...

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