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Waking from Madison's Nightmare

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Make government transparent on the internet, including the actions of agencies and the actions of Congress members.

Amend the Freedom of Information Act to allow less secrecy.

Ban the placing of secret holds on bills by senators.

Require that nonprofits always reveal their corporate sponsors when lobbying.

Demand that the Supreme Court do these three things:
-- ban the alteration of laws via signing statements,
-- establish the policy that the benefit of doubt given to departmental interpretations of law is not given to White House interpretations imposed on departments, and
-- reject partisan and bi-partisan gerrymandering.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 
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