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The ACLU to wage war against America’s militarized police state

The ACLU today announced that they would be launching a broad investigation into the militarization of America’s domestic police forces. As of this evening, ACLU affiliates in 23 states have signed on to assist in the investigation, and it’s thought that more will join shortly, assigning investigators and filing Freedom of Information Act requests with […]

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How gerrymandering is killing American Democracy, and why we need to fight for transparent, non-partisan redistricting in Michigan

Every ten years, the Michigan legislature has an opportunity, after assessing the results of the federal census, to redraw congressional districts to reflect shifts in population. The most recent redrawing of lines took place in 2011, and was approved by the Department of Justice in January, 2012, despite concerns that redrawn districts violated the Voting […]

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James Carville says “fire, indict, fight”

In an op-ed posted on the CNN website yesterday, Democratic strategist James Carville warned Barack Obama that, unless he makes drastic changes now, he’ll likely lose the White House in 2012. Boiled down to three words, his advice to the President is this – fire, indict, fight. I wasn’t a huge fan of Clinton administration, […]

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Note to self… never cancel the TV show of a guy with political ambitions

Al Franken is trying his damndest to shut down the Comcast/NBC merger. I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with it, but I think it’s worth noting that, prior to getting into politics, Franken worked for NBC. It’s also worth noting, I think, that executives at NBC cancelled his series, LateLine, after a […]

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First non-citizens, now the rest of us, losing rights

There’s a big party taking place next door, and I can’t sleep. So, I’m laying here, making my way through Glenn Greenwald’s most recent piece for Salon, and trying not to get too depressed. If you haven’t read it, you probably should. Here’s how it starts. A primary reason Bush and Cheney succeeded in their […]

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