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Indefinite Detention Sparks GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Monday night's Republican primary debate in Utah's U.S. Senate race sparked an interesting disagreement over the National Defense Authorization Act, a...

GOP May Change Indefinite Detention

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing a conservative backlash, House Republicans are working to change a new law that allows the indefinite detention without tria...

The Three Political Parties of America

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There are three political parties in the United States today, and they are all fielding candidates for the presidency. The parties are the Republicrats, the Scared Religionists, and the Freedom and Peace Party.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Move To Repeal Indefinite Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of lawmakers on Thursday offered a bill that would repeal laws that allow the indefinite detention of Americans and others by the...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Waives Rule Allowing Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House released rules Tuesday evening waiving the most controversial piece of the new military detention law, and exempting U.S...

The Crisis of the African-American Intellectual: What's to Be Learned From the Cornel West v. Melissa Harris-Perry Debate

Mark Sawyer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

Unlike W.E.B. DuBois and other black intellectuals of the past, black intellectuals are not leaders in the way we once might have claimed. This leaves people like Professors Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West in unique and often viciously conflicting positions.

State of the Union: Small Businesses Can Expect More of Obama's Failed Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.

NDAA, Indefinite Detention Provision Divide GOP Field

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Republican candidates have sharp disagreements over a new policy to detain American citizens suspected of terrorism. Pres...

President Obama Is His Brother's Keeper, Indefinitely

Monique Ruffin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

It's time to wake up and stop overeating, football cheering, and housewife judging. What was unique and special about America has vanished with President Obama's signing of NDAA.

Anniversary of Shame

Amnesty International | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Amnesty International

By closing Guantánamo, President Obama could take a critical first step to restoring human rights and ensuring that justice, equality before the law, and fair and humane treatment triumph over the politics of fear.

The Latest Skirmish in Afghanistan: Hate to Say We Told You So

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The U.S. government can't credibly insist that the Afghans improve their justice system and treatment of detainees if the U.S. military doesn't first get its own detention house in order.

Ron Paul Is No Friend to Progressives

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Ron Paul's progressive supporters might not grasp that Paul's libertarianism, while informing some of his seemingly progressive views on foreign policy and the like, carries with it a significant load of horrendous and unacceptable baggage.

Are Green Military Buildings Threatened By New Spending Bill?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: You can add green building advocates to the list of people who have a gripe with the National Defense Authorizatio...

Promises, Promises: President Obama's NDAA Signing Statement

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Back when he was a candidate, then-Senator Obama criticized President George W. Bush for his frequent reliance on signing statements to circumvent Congressional intent. What a difference executive power makes.

All American Muslims Better Get Ready for a New Reality

Nida Khan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Nida Khan

As American Muslims, we're happy that some are starting to ease the negative imaging and stereotyping against us, and are instead open to learning more about what the Islamic faith truly stands for.

A Brave New Fahrenheit 2012

Duncan Quirk | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

In a time where our government cannot come to a necessary bipartisan solution to save our country from economic collapse under enormous debt, it is astonishing how much support these pieces of legislation that diminish our civil rights are receiving.

Group Launches Recall Effort Over Indefinite Detention Votes

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

A group of Montanans has launched an effort to recall the state's U.S. congressional delegation over recent votes on a controversial defense bill that...

All I Want for Christmas Is My Civil Liberties!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

What's the worst that could happen as a result of the congressional rubberstamp broadening the war and allowing indefinite military detention of American citizens as "enemy combatants"?

Did Congress Just Endorse Rendition For Americans?

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Lost in the noise over the National Defense Authorization Act's detention provisions were some equally disturbing rules regarding the transfer of terr...

Why I Voted Against the National Defense Authorization Act

Al Franken | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Al Franken

Yesterday was the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, and the passage of a bill provisions that are inconsistent with the liberties and freedoms that are at the core of the system our Founders established wasn't the way to mark its birthday.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 12/16/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss indefinite detention; habeas corpus; the National Defense Authorization Act; The Exorcist III; debtors' prison; exploiting post-recession pain, and other topics.

Controversial Defense Bill Moves Towards Obama's Desk

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Thursday after months of wrangling over how to handle captured terrorist suspec...

There Goes the Republic

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The defense authorization bill that will soon become law is not only a disaster in the making for civil liberty but a blow to effective anti-terrorist police work.

A Bad Day (and New Year) for U.S. National Security

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Politically, there may be reasons why Congress has supported the National Defense Authorization Act, including the many earmarks that bring costly projects to members' districts. But as a matter of national security and American principles, the bill is a disaster.

Looking Inside The National Defense Authorization Act

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

A look at the $662 billion defense bill that would authorize funds for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs in the Energy D...