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Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild. She is author of  'The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, and 
Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law and co-author of Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent. Her anthology, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse. Her articles are archived at www.marjoriecohn.com.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014     

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Israel's War Crimes in Gaza
(4 comments) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu knows he has Official Washington so deeply in his pocket that he can get away with almost anything including the stealing of Palestinian land and the slaughtering of civilians in Gaza. Whatever his war crimes, Netanyahu will be excused, as Marjorie Cohn notes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014     

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Reshaping the Vietnam Narrative
(2 comments) The Vietnam War was a turning point in U.S. history but not as many people may think. In defeat, the national security state changed the narrative into one that made American soldiers the victims and made anti-war activists into traitors who spat on returning soldiers, as Marjorie Cohn explains.

Thursday, May 15, 2014     

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Death to the Death Penalty
(7 comments) Oklahoma's ghoulish killing of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett on April 29 has brought new attention to America's continued use of the death penalty, a politically popular issue in some states but a practice that has many reasons justifying its abolition, writes Marjorie Cohn.

Saturday, February 1, 2014     

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"Big Brother is Watching You" -- Beyond Orwell's Worst Nightmare
(1 comments) On NSA reforms, President Obama cited as precedent Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty, who patrolled the streets at night, "reporting back any signs that the British were preparing raids against America's early Patriots." This was a weak effort to find historical support for the NSA spying program. After all, Paul Revere and his associates were patrolling the streets, not sorting through people's private communications.

Thursday, January 16, 2014     

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NSA Metadata Collection: Fourth Amendment Violation
(1 comments) This issue is headed to the Court of Appeals. From there, it will likely go the Supreme Court. It remains to be seen whether the court will refuse to cower before President Obama's claim of unfettered executive authority to conduct dragnet surveillance. If the court allows the NSA to continue its metadata collection, we will reside in what can only be characterized as a police state.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013     

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Voices From The Drone Summit
(1 comments) Baraa Shaiban, a human rights activist who works with REPRIEVE, revealed that 2012 was a year that saw "drones like never before" in Yemen. He described the death of a mother and daughter from a drone strike. "The daughter was holding the mother so tight, they could not be separated. They had to be buried together."

Saturday, August 10, 2013     

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The Struggle Continues: Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 years on
(1 comments) Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam, a long time with NO sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government. One of the most shameful legacies of the American War against Vietnam, Agent Orange continues to poison Vietnam and the people exposed to the chemicals, as well as their offspring.

Thursday, August 8, 2013     

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Manning's Upside-Down Punishment
(3 comments) The cruel irony of how the United States has addressed post-9/11 war crimes, including President Bush's invasion of Iraq and his use of torture, is that no major government official has been held accountable, yet whistleblowers have faced harsh reprisals, most notably Pvt. Bradley Manning

Saturday, July 6, 2013     

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Gitmo's Kafkaesque Kangaroo Courts
(2 comments) The Military Commissions for trying alleged al-Qaeda terrorists always had the risk of becoming Kafkaesque kangaroo courts with little credibility among people around the world, a danger that has become more and more acute as the process moves forward.

Monday, June 3, 2013     

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Bradley Manning's Legal Duty to Expose War Crimes
(7 comments) The Obama administration, which has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all prior presidencies combined, seeks to send a strong message to would-be whistleblowers to keep their mouths shut. Manning fulfilled his legal duty to report war crimes. He complied with his legal duty to obey lawful orders but also his legal duty to disobey unlawful orders.

Friday, May 10, 2013     

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Who's at Fault for Guantanamo Mess?
(2 comments) Official Washington's "tough-guy-ism" -- no one wanting to look "weak" on "terror" -- has stopped sane and humane policies toward Guantanamo. Members of Congress have blocked President Obama's efforts to close the prison and he has shied away from a political battle to do so.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013     

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War of Aggression
(2 comments) The Nuremberg Charter defines "Crimes Against Peace" as "planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing." Bush's war on Iraq is a war of aggression, and thus constitutes a Crime Against Peace.

Friday, January 11, 2013     

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The Dark Side of "Zero Dark Thirty"
(3 comments) Movie-goers across America can now see the hunt-for-bin-Laden film, "Zero Dark Thirty," and its graphic portrayal of torture as a key element in that search. But the filmmakers distort the facts and ignore the reality that torture is illegal, immoral and dangerously ineffective.

Monday, September 3, 2012     

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No Accountability for Torturers
(8 comments) The Obama administration has closed the books on prosecutions of those who violated our laws by authorizing and conducting the torture and abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody. By letting American officials, lawyers and interrogators get away with torture -- and indeed, murder -- the United States sacrifices any right to scold or punish other countries for their human rights violations.

Monday, July 16, 2012     

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Immigration, Racism & the Courts
Blocked on comprehensive immigration reform, the Obama administration has won some piecemeal victories against GOP demands for more draconian moves against "the undocumented." Deportations of "dreamers" have been stopped and much of an Arizona law was overturned, but more battles lie ahead.

Monday, May 14, 2012     

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Mitt Romney, the Bully
(12 comments) As a privileged preppy, Mitt Romney enjoyed humiliating suspected gays and other vulnerable people. But his bullying didn't stop when he grew older. Instead, he applied similar tactics to make a fortune as a corporate raider.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012     

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No Justice for Haditha Massacre
(1 comments) In 2003, President George W. Bush launched a "preemptive" war against Iraq, citing imaginary threats to the United States. The invasion inflicted massive loss of life, including massacres like the one at Haditha, but with very little accountability in the field or in Washington.

Monday, January 16, 2012     

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Close the Guantánamo Gulag
(2 comments) The very existence of the Guantánamo prison camp harms America's international reputation. A January 2005 editorial in Le Monde concluded, "The simple truth is that America's leaders have constructed at Guantánamo Bay a legal monster." Moreover, it has created more enemies of the United States.

Saturday, December 24, 2011     

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Bradley Manning: Hero, or Traitor?
(5 comments) The U.S. government considers Manning one of America's most dangerous traitors. If Manning did what he is accused of doing, he should not be tried as a criminal. He should be hailed as a national hero, much like Daniel Ellsberg, whose release of the Pentagon Papers helped to expose the government's lies and end the Vietnam War.

Monday, November 21, 2011     

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GOP Candidates Advocate Torture
(1 comments) At last week's debate, Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and Michelle Bachman defended waterboarding. And after the debate, Mitt Romney's aides told CNN that he does not think waterboarding is torture.

Friday, August 12, 2011     

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Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: The Legal Duty to Create Jobs
(2 comments) The debate about the debt ceiling should have been a conversation about how to create jobs. It is time for progressives to remind the government that it has a legal duty to create jobs, and must act immediately -- if not through Congress, then through the Federal Reserve.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011     

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Compensate Victims of U.S. Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
(1 comments) Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam without sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government. One of the most shameful legacies of the Vietnam War, Agent Orange continues to poison Vietnam and the people exposed to the chemicals, as well as their offspring. Fifty years is long enough. It is high time to compensate the victims for this shameful chapter in our history.

Saturday, July 9, 2011     

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Putting Torturers Above the Law
(1 comments) In another example of how Democrats deal timidly with Republican crimes, the Obama administration has closed the book on the vast majority of George W. Bush's torture scandals, including high-level approval of waterboarding and other forms of physical coercion. Only two homicide investigations will go forward.

Monday, May 16, 2011     

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The Responsibility to Protect - The Cases of Libya and Ivory Coast
The UN Charter does not permit the use of military force for humanitarian interventions. The military invasions of Libya and Ivory Coast have been justified by reference to the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.

Friday, May 13, 2011     

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Torture Is Never Legal and Didn't Lead Us to Bin Laden
(5 comments) Torture is not simply illegal, immoral and ineffective. It is also counter-productive. Former Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora testified before Congress that the two most effective recruiting tools for those who would do harm to our soldiers in Iraq were Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. When people see the U.S. government torturing detainees from their countries, they resent us even more.

Monday, May 9, 2011     

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The Targeted Assassination of Osama Bin Laden
(7 comments) Osama bin Laden and the "suspected militants" targeted in drone attacks should have been arrested and tried in U.S. courts or an international tribunal. Obama cannot serve as judge, jury and executioner. These assassinations are not only illegal; they create a dangerous precedent, which could be used to justify the targeted killings of U.S. leaders.

Saturday, March 26, 2011     

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Bradley Manning Treatment Reveals Continued Government Complicity in Torture
(10 comments) A former CIA agent observed, "If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear -- never to see them again -- you send them to Egypt."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011     

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Stop Bombing Libya
(1 comments) There is also hypocrisy inherent in the U.S. bombing of Libya to enforce international law. The Obama administration has thumbed its nose at its international obligations by refusing to investigate officials of the Bush administration for war crimes for its torture regime. Both the Convention Against Torture and the Geneva Conventions compel Member States to bring people to justice who violate their commands.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011     

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U.S. Chickens Come Home to Roost in Egypt
(2 comments) The failure to acknowledge the humiliation and anger felt by most Arabs because of the presence of US troops on Muslim soil...has consequences. We are seeing those consequences in the streets of Egypt and the likelihood of similar developments in Jordan, Yemen, and other Middle Eastern countries. Until the US stops uncritically supporting tyrants, torturers, and oppressors, we can expect the people to rise up; overthrow them.

Monday, November 1, 2010     

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Let's Rally to Restore Peace
(1 comments) Jon Stewart spent a whole show last week interviewing Obama about everything from health care to the economy. But neither man mentioned the wars, even though the billions spent on them could go a long way toward fixing the economy and paying for health care.

Thursday, October 14, 2010     

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Israel Raid on Gaza Flotilla: US Failure to Condemn Despite UN Findings
(3 comments) If Iran had attacked a humanitarian flotilla in international waters and killed 9 people, there would be certain retaliation from Washington. Until our government stands up to the powerful Israel lobby in the United States, the Palestinian people, and our own humanity, will continue to be held hostage.

Monday, September 13, 2010     

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Business as Usual in Iraq: The War Operation has been Downsized and Re-branded
(1 comments) As Obama proclaimed the redeployment of a Stryker battalion out of Iraq, 3,000 combat troops from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment redeployed back into Iraq from Fort Hood, Texas. The United States, with its huge embassy in Baghdad and five large bases throughout Iraq, will continue to pull the strings there.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010     

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Losing in Afghanistan
Obama and Petraeus no longer speak of "victory" over the Taliban; they both hold open the possibility of settlement with the Taliban. Indeed, Maj. Gen. Bill Mayville, chief of operations for McChrystal, told Rolling Stone, "It's not going to look like a win, smell like a win or taste like a win."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010     

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Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Will Move the Court to the Right
(2 comments) Obama took the cautious route and nominated Kagan, who has no record of judicial opinions and no formidable legal writings. Since Kagan was handily confirmed as solicitor general, Obama probably thinks her confirmation will go smoothly. After the health care debacle, however, he should know that the right-wingers will not be appeased by this milquetoast appointment, but will oppose whomever he nominates.

Thursday, April 29, 2010     

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Arizona Law Recalls Past US Racism
(4 comments) Republican lawmakers are joining together to oppose federal immigration reform, opting instead for a "states rights" approach where each state is free to enact its own racist law.

Sunday, December 20, 2009     

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Obama's Af-Pak War is Illegal
(12 comments) The UN Charter provides that all member states must settle their international disputes by peaceful means, and no nation can use military force except in self-defense or when authorized by the Security Council. After the 9/11 attacks, the council passed two resolutions, neither of which authorized the use of military force in Afghanistan.

Thursday, June 18, 2009     

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Agent Orange Continues to Poison Vietnam
On May 15 and 16 of this year, the International Peoples' Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange convened in Paris and heard testimony from 27 victims, witnesses and scientific experts. Seven people from three continents served as judges of the Tribunal, which was sponsored by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL).

Thursday, May 28, 2009     

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Obama's Guantanamo Appeasement Plan
(1 comments) Two days after his inauguration, President Obama pledged to close Guantánamo within one year. The Republicans, led by Senators John McCain, Mitch McConnell and Pat Roberts, immediately launched a concerted campaign to assail the new president. And now even the Democrats are piling on the bandwagon.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009     

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Stanford Antiwar Alums Call for War Crimes Investigation of Condoleezza Rice
(22 comments) During the Vietnam War, Stanford students succeeded in banning secret military research from campus. Last weekend, 150 activist alumni and present Stanford students targeted Condoleezza Rice for authorizing torture and misleading Americans into the illegal Iraq War.

Thursday, March 5, 2009     

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Memos Provide Blueprint for Police State
(9 comments) Seven newly released memos from the Bush Justice Department reveal a concerted strategy to cloak the President with power to override the Constitution.

Friday, February 20, 2009     

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War Criminals, Including Their Lawyers, Must Be Prosecuted
(35 comments) Attorney General Eric Holder should appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute high Bush officials including lawyers like John Yoo who gave them "legal" cover. Obama is correct when he said that no one is above the law. Accountability is critical to ensuring that our leaders never again torture and abuse people.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009     

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A Call to End All Renditions
(5 comments) Binyam Mohamed,an Ethiopian residing in Britain,said he was tortured after being sent to Morocco and Afghanistan in 2002 by the US govt. He was transferred to Guantnamo in 2004 and all terrorism charges against him were dismissed last year. He was a victim of extraordinary rendition,in which a person is abducted without any legal proceedings and transferred to a foreign country for detention and interrogation, often tortured.

Monday, November 24, 2008     

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Guantanamo Justice After Seven Years
The sanctioned use of torture by the Bush/Cheney regime will be judged by history as one the crueler acts of barbarism committed in their quest for world domination. The recent judicial beat down given the administration over this recent group of illegitimately held prisoners is just the beginning. How many times and how often must one say never again?

Sunday, November 9, 2008     

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Obama Spells New Hope for Human Rights
In the cathedral of human rights, the U.S. is more like a flying buttress than a pillar – choosing to stand outside the international structure supporting the international human rights system but without being willing to subject its own conduct to the scrutiny of the system. Bring on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008     

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Preemptive Strikes Against Protest at RNC
(3 comments) In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention, the FBI-led Minneapolis Joint Terrorist Task Force actively recruited people to infiltrate vegan groups and other leftist organizations and report back about their activities. On May 21, the Minneapolis City Pages ran a recruiting story called "Moles Wanted." Law enforcement sought to preempt lawful protest against the policies of the Bush administration

Tuesday, June 24, 2008     

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Scalia Cites False Information in Habeas Corpus Dissent
(14 comments) To bolster his argument that the Guantnamo detainees should be denied the right to prove their innocence in federal courts, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his dissent in Boumediene v. Bush: "At least 30 of those prisoners hitherto released from Guantnamo have returned to the battlefield." It turns out that statement is false.

Saturday, May 24, 2008     

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Hillary Invokes Assassination
(1 comments) It's astounding that a presidential candidate could verbalize such a thing when the collective American psyche still aches from the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. Many of us remember where we were when these heroes were shot. The pain we felt is palpable. We still suffer from their absence.

Monday, March 17, 2008     

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Beware an Attack on Iran

Friday, February 15, 2008     

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Injustice at Guantanamo: Torture Evidence and the Military Commissions Act
(2 comments) Dick Cheney and other officials who participated in formulating the abusive interrogation policies should be investigated under the U.S. War Crimes Act. And the Democratic-controlled Congress should repeal the Military Commissions Act that Bush rammed through the Republican-controlled Congress.

Monday, January 21, 2008     

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Cheney Impeachment Gains Traction in House Judiciary Committee
(6 comments) the Clinton impeachment "must not be the model for impeachment inquiries. A Democratic Congress can show that it takes its constitutional authority seriously and hold a sober investigation, which will stand in stark contrast to the kangaroo court convened by Republicans for Clinton.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007     

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The Torture Tape Cover-up: How High Does It Go?
(2 comments) Bush tried to create the image of the noble war on terrorism. Abu Ghraib images created a public relations disaster for Bush. After the Abu Ghraib revelations, the Bush administration could not tolerate more bad publicity. So in 2005, the CIA destroyed several hundred hours of videotapes depicting torturous interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, probably including water boarding.

Monday, November 26, 2007     

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Preventing the Impending War on Iran
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Monday, October 22, 2007     

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Michael Mukasey: Another Loyal Bushie
(1 comments) The Michael Mukasey Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing has demonstrated that Mukasey cannot be relied upon to function independently as U.S. Attorney General. Nevertheless, Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee seem so thrilled that Mukasey is not Alberto Gonzales that they're willing to vote for him even though he's another loyal Bushie.

Monday, October 8, 2007     

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Torture Endorsed, Torture Denied
(2 comments) It is incumbent upon the Senate Judiciary Committee to vigorously interrogate Michael Mukasey during his attorney general confirmation hearing. As AG, Mukasey would oversee the department that writes interrogation policy. Mukasey should know that the Convention Against Torture prohibits torture in all circumstances, even in times of war.

Sunday, September 2, 2007     

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Bush Plans War on Iran
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Saturday, August 25, 2007     

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Turning Iraq Into Vietnam
(1 comments) Congress has no more will to end the Iraq War than it did the Vietnam War. It was one year after our troops came home that Congress finally cut the funding for all support of the South Vietnamese government;

Thursday, August 9, 2007     

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FISA Revised: A Blank Check for Domestic Spying
(1 comments) New Congressionally-approved amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act give the Bush administration wide discretion to illegally spy on Americans

Wednesday, August 1, 2007     

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Time for an Independent Counsel
(2 comments) In light of material inconsistencies in Alberto Gonzales's testimony before Congress, a criminal investigation is warranted. Gonzales, who is suspected of committing perjury, has a conflict of interest. The public interest requires that the highest prosecutor in the land be brought to justice. Congress should appoint a permanent special counsel to investigate and advise Congress about misconduct...