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Obama's Second Term Feels Like Bush's Fourth
Lawyer, freelancer, writer
Obama's slogans -- "change we can believe in" and so on -- sound like empty promises. His lofty rhetoric and certainly his Nobel Peace Prize are insults to educated people everywhere.
We the Sheeple
Lawyer, freelancer, writer
The government is not above the people, but below it. "We the people" created this government; when it encroaches on our freedoms, it is our constitutional right and duty to encroach on its freedoms.
An Implausible Inauguration Speech
Civil rights lawyer / DJ & MC / grassroots organizer / Exec Di...
Rhetoric is no substitute for reality, and given the president's unfortunate extension of the Bush-Cheney assault on civil liberties, his administration deserves criticism.
Critics Say Obama Policies Would Have Provoked Backlash Under Bush
Spain Investigates What America Should
Professor Emerita, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
It is the responsibility of the United States to investigate allegations of torture. The use of torture should be purged from our system, much like we eradicated slavery.
Live Tyrannized and Die Anyways
Ex-reporter, avid photographer, and blogger at too many Daves
In the interest of saving America from bin Laden, we have shown a terrifying willingness to strip away more and more of the founding virtues that make America worth saving in the first place.
Rep. Chellie Pingree
In a double sleight of hand, not only does new legislation passed yesterday by the House say unmonitored surveillance of American citizens is permitted, it blocks any opportunity to test the premise in the courts.
Just Say NO to Telecom Immunity
I know it's a little odd as the CEO of a phone company to be against immunity for other phone companies. But I'd like to think of myself as the voice of reason.
A Challenge in Richardson's JJ Dinner Speech: Will the Campaigns Respond?
Last person on Earth not on Facebook
Bill Richardson laid down a gauntlet to all the candidates, and, for that matter, to the Republicans, with this statement: "I will not take this country to war without Congressional approval."
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