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Real Homeland Security

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The next president should create a brand new position, which should become a permanent part of the Executive Branch in the future: a Civil Liberties Advisor.

Reminder: Obama Told Us To Judge Him, and Pressure Him

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

So by Obama's own admission, when he casts an anti-progressive vote on civil liberties, we shouldn't whip up wild fantasies about him supposedly doing it because he actually is progressive the issue.

Congress Abandons the Fight for Liberty and Privacy

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

I'm a former U.S. Attorney, and I believed it when conservatives said, "you do the crime, you do the time." But if you violate the Fourth Amendment, you can count on a bipartisan amnesty.

Inflammatory Committee Terror Report Helps McCain/Lieberman Target Obama

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

If Obama fails to embrace the report, he will be seen as ignoring his own congressional committee's findings-- and so knowingly failing to appreciate the threat of "radical Islam" and being willfully soft on terror.

Lieberman's Very Serious Muslim-Bashing Senate Report

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

Joe Lieberman's homeland security committee lobbed a biased bombshell last week in its report on the domestic threat of violent Islam. U.S. Islamophobia has consequences. Take the case of Debbie Almontaser.

Lieberman Gift To McCain: Senate Islamist Terrorism Report

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chip Berlet

A stacked senate committee on homeland security today issued the first of a series of reports on "homegrown terrorism and violent Islamist extremism." It's readymade election-year swiftboating material.

New Security Bill Proposes Commission To Monitor Domestic 'Radicalization'

Seattle Times | Alicia Mundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since Sept. 11, the government has poured billions of dollars into homeland security. Congress, prodded by Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, and supporte...