January 7, 2012

Texas teen reunited with family after mistaken deportation

As if the FBI’s Next Generation Initiative (a plan to use immigrant deportation as political bait to impose a biometric national ID system on all Americans, including citizens) weren’t creepy enough, the Washington Post reported a bizarre story today further reflecting the
January 3, 2012

What comes next? The future of the NDAA

This is the third in a three-part FAQ about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  See Part I: “The NDAA: Another Assault in the Dead of Night” and Part II: “Torture enabling expanded detention: The NDAA in context” The first
January 1, 2012

Obama’s last act of 2011: allowing indefinite detention

Today, on the last day of 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act despite acknowledging “serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.” The NDAA codifies military detention without trial for
January 1, 2012

Obama’s last act of 2011: allowing indefinite detention

Today, on the last day of 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act despite acknowledging “serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.” The NDAA codifies military detention without trial for
December 27, 2011

Torture enabling expanded detention: the NDAA in context

This is the second in a three-part FAQ about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  See Part I: “The NDAA: Another Assault in the Dead of Night” and Part III: “What comes next? The future of the NDAA.” As I
December 23, 2011

The NDAA: Another assault in the dead of night

This is the first in a three-part FAQ about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  See Part II: “Torture enabling expanded detention: The NDAA in context” and Part III: “What comes next? The future of the NDAA.” Ten years ago,
December 20, 2011

Stop the NDAA: Demand a veto!

Last week, Congress gave final approval to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), despite the fact that it allows the president to put “any person who has committed a belligerent act” in military detention. By giving Obama and any future
December 14, 2011

Bill of Rights Day celebrations across the country!

Tomorrow, December 15, is Bill of Rights Day. Each year on this date, we mark the anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. But this year, there’s even more reason to celebrate Bill of Rights
December 6, 2011

This Bill of Rights Day, stand with us to stop the NDAA

Our nation celebrates Bill of Rights Day every December 15, the anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. But last week—just two weeks before Bill of Rights Day—Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As
November 28, 2011

Senator Lieberman asks Google to censor “terrorist” content

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page this week, asking the company to block “terrorist” content from all of their platforms, specifically Blogger, according to a letter obtained by Talking Points Memo. The letter also calls for
November 28, 2011

Senator Lieberman asks Google to censor “terrorist” content

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page this week, asking the company to block “terrorist” content from all of their platforms, specifically Blogger, according to a letter obtained by Talking Points Memo. The letter also calls for
November 27, 2011

Military detention versus We the People

Congress has a deserved reputation for cluelessness. Our leaders have a habit of ignoring real crises like housing, education, mass incarceration, and climate change, while contriving distractions like the budget debate that essentially froze Washington, DC for the past year.
November 27, 2011

Military detention versus We the People

Congress has a deserved reputation for cluelessness. Our leaders have a habit of ignoring real crises like housing, education, mass incarceration, and climate change, while contriving distractions like the budget debate that essentially froze Washington, DC for the past year.
November 11, 2011

Washington dishonors our veterans

This Veterans Day, it’s worth noting how, while paying lip service to honoring our veterans, our leaders systematically abuse their legacy, expose current servicemembers to potential human rights violations, and degrade the nation they have risked their lives to defend.
October 26, 2011

What were you doing 10 years ago today?

October 26, 2001. Do you remember what you were doing that day? Probably not. But do you remember what President Bush did on that day? A stroke of his pen changed the course of history in America. Ten years ago