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To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those who remember when the first towers fell on 9/11, there is an unnerving feeling of déjà vu about the Paris attacks.

Rand Paul Stands Firm

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rand Paul is leading on an issue that is near and dear to his political philosophy. You may not agree with where he's leading, and you may not think this is going to help him politically, but you've got to at least admit that he is showing leadership. And that, to me, is admirable.

Congress to Vote on Surveillance Reforms After Misuse

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Several key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, enacted in the wake of 9/11, have afforded the government considerable access to electronic communications records. Some of them expire at the end of May, and their future is mired in uncertainty.

Contrary to "Progressive Belief," Obama Has Not Departed From his Campaign Rhetoric

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The failure to comprehend what Obama actually campaigned on is now leading to righteous anger by Progressives. However, the facts show that Obama's presidency is no great departure from the way in which he presented himself while campaigning for the Presidency.

Next Year in Philadelphia: A July 4th Afterthought

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

The Declaration of Independence is a radical document signed by radical men. If it were read on a regular basis, the way we are being governed may be a lot different.

Democratic Senators Warn About Use Of The Patriot Act

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

For more than two years, a handful of Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee have warned that the government is secretly interpreting its surv...

Who Knew? PATRIOT Act up for Renewal This Month

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Did you hear that the PATRIOT Act is up for re-authorization? No? Well, I guess the US intelligence services can still keep a secret.

Arrested for Possession of an Unlit Candle

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zac Hill

Thirty-seven people were arrested without cause on the fiftieth anniversary of Malaysia's Internal Security Act--an Act that, like the Patriot Act here in the US, allows for arrest and detention without trial.

Lawmakers Weigh Patriot Act Extension

L.A. Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington - The Patriot Act -- a favorite tool in the George W. Bush administration's fight against terrorism -- may be renamed later...

What To Do With the Enablers?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

We must also work to ensure that the name on the door to the Oval Office isn't the only thing that has changed, and that Mr. Cheney's enablers have, once and for all, left town.

Nancy Pelosi, Torture, and Bush's Warmongering

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Now the Right assails Pelosi for not going public after she allegedly learned about some of Bush's "enhanced interrogation techniques." But they also claim that torture is vital to our "national security."

Bad Laws Pass Fast

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will say one thing about the plan that is being floated by Bush and Congress right now -- laws that pass quickly almost always turn out to be bad ones. Think USA PATRIOT Act.

Financial Bailout = Patriot Act Redux: Under Cover of Crisis, the Republic is Lost

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pete Cenedella

Forgive me if I smell a similar attempt by the Republicans to ram a lopsided, ready-made and offensive prescription down the throats of the American people under the cover of crisis.

Obama And The Unitary Executive

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Obama told Rick Warren he opposed the nomination of Justice Roberts because he also opposes the expansion of executive power, which Roberts support. That's no small thing, given that Bush's power apparatus will be in place long after he has left office.