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The last gasps of the Bill of Rights, plus Ozone Widget and the Lord’s Army (Nation Defense Authorization Act)

UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald walks us through the language of the bill in crystal-clear terms, making it clear how terrible its provisions truly are: http://www.salon.com/2011/12/16/three_myths_about_the_detention_bill/singleton/ National Defense Authorization Act, Section 1031: a) military may intervene to apprehend and arrest on US … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald on Obama’s Civil Liberties (compared to Bush era)

Rough notes: Obama’s policies, especially regarding civil liberties and foreign policy, have been a wholescale extension, and often intensification, of Bush era policies. Even the political right has lauded Obama for having such a “strong” foreign policy. “For decades Republicans … Continue reading

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