I just stepped off an airplane from Gitmo last night and thought it would be a good time to offer an insider's take on what really happened down there this week.
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Watch the testimonies from those who have prosecuted and defended the Guantanamo prisoners, and see why we cannot continue to deprive them of their fundamental rights.
The exhibition Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art is timely indeed. Not to mention alarming. Even sickening.
Mike German was a once-politically conservative crack undercover agent who has found a new home at the ACLU, where he uses his insider knowledge to hold his former employer's feet to the fire.
We have the chance to help President-elect Obama reclaim democracy and restore the rule of law in our country, which he can do on his first day in off...
Moral objections aside, the passage of Proposition 8 in California plus all the other states with same-sex marriage bans are all in direct conflict with the United States Constitution.
Our top issue -- closing down Gitmo and shutting down the military commissions -- can be done as soon as he lifts his left hand, picks up the new presidential pen and signs an executive order.
Presidents have enormous power to establish policy by executive order, federal regulation, or simply by refocusing the efforts and emphases of the executive agencies.
In the most personal way possible, I'm asking you for a favor: help us ensure that gay couples all across California keep their fundamental right to marriage.
Statewide polls show that voters are split dead-even on Proposition 8 in California, which attempts to ban gay marriage. The issue has triggered well-...
My co-worker, Josh's, most terrorizing activities? Helping pass landmark legislation like the Maryland Healthy Air Act and the Clean Car Bill.
If TSA made the theft of a passnger's property an official policy, it would be considered illegal. However, it appears that many TSA employees are making this an unofficial perk of their job.
The right to vote is protected by more constitutional amendments than any other right we have, yet if 2004 is any indicator, we can expect many more voter suppression tactics this Election Day.
McCain voted against expanding the definition of hate crimes to include crimes based on sexual orientation, and voted NO on prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
What is right for Fashion Week, a place where a visible nipple is an accessory, does not gain a nod of approval by the Anna Wintours of small town America.
The entanglement of personal duty, troop morale, patriotism, and religion isn't simple. The ACLU's lawsuit will antagonize anyone on the inside.
Think about it -- when the government announced it was setting up this list, did anyone picture such a thing? Might as well just put the whole population on the list and save on administrative expenses.
Because everyone in America forgot about 9/11, and failed to buy a sufficient amount of non-circulating Liberian legal tender currency commemorative t...
The good news is that Nelson Mandela is no longer on the U.S.'s terrorist watch list. The bad news is that the list now has one million names, which ...
The FISA bill goes further to extend the power of the executive to collect our communications than the president's original secret spying program. The Fourth Amendment was essentially eviscerated.
After years of outrage and empty promises to rein in the president's warrantless wiretapping program, the House of Representatives recently passed an ...
Comic social commentators like George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and mavericks like New York's Ugly George have been uncturing the pervasive hypocrisy on the issue of obscenity laws.
Congratulations, Justice Scalia! Now we can all look forward to years of arguing over just exactly when, where and how the right to have guns in the home applies.
Arianna was chosen to present the California Environmental Leadership Award to the LA Unified School District at Global Green's annual Millennium Awards held in Santa Monica June 14th.
Is Obama being a shrewd politician or selling out civil liberties? That's the question raised by Glenn Greenwald's tough new column taking Obama to task for supporting the bogus "compromise" bill.
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