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Supreme Court To Decide If Bush-Era Officials Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Civil Rights Violations

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to block a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and others by...

Ahead Of Debate, Bush Alumni Back Trump

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home

Dozens of former appointees of the administration of former President George W. Bush announced their support for Republican presidential nominee Donal...

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Bill O'Reilly and the Conservative Crisis of Macho

Steven Conn | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home
Steven Conn

Are Bill O'Reilly's trousers really ablaze at the moment? Is he really just lying about his "combat" experience down there in the no-man's-land of Bue...

The Conditional Sanctity of the Office of the President

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.31.2015 | Home
Jeff Schweitzer

We have to marvel at what Boehner did. No matter his personal feelings about Obama, he could only undermine his own president in foreign policy if he simply had no respect for the office of the president. Compare this with the GOP position during the Bush administration, when any criticism or effort to oppose Bush was tantamount to treason.

Jennifer Bendery

It Took 17 Years, But The Senate Has Finally Confirmed Ronnie White To The Federal Bench | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The first time Ronnie White came up for a vote in the Senate, he was one of President Bill Clinton's judicial nominees and Senate Republ...

Matt Sledge

Lawyers For Top Bush Officials Pressed On Who's Responsible For Post-9/11 Detainee Abuses | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.02.2014 | Home

NEW YORK -- Justice Department lawyers faced tough questioning from federal judges Thursday over whether former high-level officials like John Ashcrof...

Profiling Should End

James Zogby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Home
James Zogby

The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.

Bradley Manning Headed To Prison, While Those Who Authorized Torture Go Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing 700,000 documents about the United States' worldwide...

On the Least Dangerous Branch and the Politics of Judging

Ray Brescia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home
Ray Brescia

Whether the Court's recent turns will threaten the public's perception of the Court, and the court system as a whole, remains to be seen. But the jury is out, and the data seems to be coming in: The Court appears in the midst of a significant partisan turn, one that could threaten its long-term legitimacy.

Time for Obama and Holder to Truly End Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 02.22.2013 | Home
Laura W. Murphy

It is long past time for Obama and Holder to end this humiliating, ineffective, and unlawful practice. The Justice Department guidance regarding the use of race should be amended in the following ways.

Arab Americans and Law Enforcement: Rights at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 01.10.2013 | Home
James Zogby

In a democratic society based on constitutionally guaranteed rights, the role of law enforcement ought to be to help secure these rights for all citizens. This, for decades, has not been the case for Arab Americans.

Playing Fast and Furious With a Man's Reputation

Norm Stamper | Posted 08.30.2012 | Home
Norm Stamper

The country's interest is best served when both the executive and the legislative branches resist partisan showboating and rigorously defend against the politicization of the Department of Justice.

No Place for Rush Limbaugh in Hall of Famous Missourians

Randy Turner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Randy Turner

The timing of Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley's announcement that he had named Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians could not have been any worse.

John Ashcroft Makes GOP Endorsement

Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

Former attorney general John Ashcroft endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Monday. "As a conservative who served as governor of Missouri during th...

Obama's War on Journalism

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Dan Kennedy

Kudos to David Carr of the New York Times for shining a light on an issue that doesn't attract nearly the attention that it should: the Obama administration's abuse of the Espionage Act, which in turn has led to a virtual war on journalism and free expression.

Marcus Baram

Bush Lied To FBI Director About Spying On Americans, Book Says | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

Former President George W. Bush lied to FBI Director Robert Mueller in the Oval Office to protect White House programs that secretly eavesdropped on A...

John Celock

Christie Presidential Speculation Helped New Jersey Republicans | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hauled in over $500,000 in out of state donations for the New Jersey Republican Party during the height of speculat...

Movie Review: Incendiary: The Willingham Case

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

Given the zeitgeist about the death penalty and the execution of innocent people from the Troy Davis Case -- and the presidential campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- the timing couldn't be better for the release of the documentary, Incendiary: The Willingham Case.

For Progressives, Debt Ceiling "Deal" Was a Real Downer

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Joseph A. Palermo

What U.S. president in recent history has lifted the rhetoric of progressivism to such lofty heights only to throw a wet blanket over the grassroots energy that responded to his vision and got him elected?

End the Drug War by Rescheduling All Drugs

Robbie Gennet | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Robbie Gennet

Just like we need trust in our government, we need trust in our drug scheduling policies. So where is the independent task force to reconsider how drugs are scheduled?

The New FBI Powers: Cointelpro on Steroids

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Listen closely and what you will hear, beneath the babble of political chatter and other mindless political noises distracting you from what's really going on, are the dying squeals of the Fourth Amendment.

Ashcroft Perverted Federal Law, and the Supreme Court Blinked

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home
Bennett L. Gershman

It is disappointing that the more liberal Supreme Court justices did not take the opportunity to express some outrage at John Ashcroft's cynical manipulation of federal law.

Group Invitation To John Ashcroft After Uproar

The Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Next Page * 1 * | 2 Previous Page The Character Fort Collins Board of Directors announced today John Ashcroft will not be a featured...

Ashcroft v. al-Kidd and Material Witness Detention

Wes Oliver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Oliver

Mr. al-Kidd did not seem to qualify for detention under the material witness statute. The treatment he alleged he received once he was detained is inconsistent with our fundamental values.