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Restore the Fourth… Let’s start by holding Levin and Stabenow accountable

On the Fourth of July, people around the country will be joining together to protest the illegal domestic spying activities of the American government at what are being called “Restore the Fourth” rallies… The reference, of course, is to Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights, which guarantees “the right of the people to be […]

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Cheney asserts his alibi

Former Vice President Dick “There is No Doubt that Saddam Hussein Now Has Weapons of Mass Destruction” Cheney has just released a book entitled In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. The reviews thus far have not been kind. Many, including Colin Powell’s former chief of staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, feel as though it’s […]

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FBI reads Reddit, tracks Redditor without warrant

Last week, a guy on Reddit posted a photo of a weird device that was found strapped beneath his roommate’s car. (A mechanic had found it while working on the car.) Well, it turned out to be a tracking device, and the FBI has since asked for the unit back. It would seem that the […]

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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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Only 3 of 763 “sneak-and-peek” requests in 2008 involved terrorism

Remember back when we were called unpatriotic fucks for suggesting that Bush’s Patriot Act ran contrary to the Bill of Rights? Remember how we said that once we gave the government warrantless access to people’s homes, that they’d abuse it – and how people on the right told us that we were just being paranoid? […]

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