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Posse Comitatus

Posse Comitatus and the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In perhaps a tiny but significant decision, an appeals court ruled federal authorities had shown "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society" when they allowed the U.S. Navy to scan the computers of every citizen in the state of Washington fishing for evidence.

An Exit Strategy for Ferguson

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

It's pretty basic. Belief in the supremacy of civilian control over the armed forces is the cornerstone of American democracy. The institutional failure evident in Ferguson, MO is a sign of civilian dereliction.

Col. William P. Gale, a Scary Apparition From the Desert

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

This was Colonel William Gale, a former top aide of General Douglas McArthur. Gale later became better known as the Reverend William Gale of the Christian Identity faith, which later moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho, and was run by a Gale protege, The Reverend Butler.