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The Day the Internet Fought Back

Wow. That's really all there is to say to sum up the feeling around yesterday's unprecedented Internet protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). Yesterday's mass action by millions of concerned Americans produced a tidal wave of opposition that rolled over DC, sent cosponsors and bill supporters reeling, […]


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Liberty NewsWire: January 20, 2012

Most of the websites shut down by a hackers group were up and running early Friday, including the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and some entertainment sites after one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns. "Hacktivist" collective Anonymous took credit for taking down the sites Thursday after the arrests of leaders of Megaupload.com and […]


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Reps Jones and McGovern call for 2011 Afghanistan National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) to be declassified

The following letter was sent by Reps Jones and McGovern to President Obama- January 12, 2012 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, Recent media reports have detailed that the current National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan recognizes that U.S. […]


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So Much for Separation of Powers

Senator Mike Lee finally got his hands on the Office of Legal Counsel's (OLC) legal advice they gave to President Obama over his recent "recess" appointments to the CFPB and NLRB.  From Senator Lee's office: WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee voiced concerns over the legal advice provided to the President by the Justice Department's […]


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Republicans Oppose Imperial Presidency–Because the President Isn’t a Republican!

Ain't politics wonderful?  For eight years President George W. Bush asserted that he was the equivalent of an elected dictator, kind of a democratic George III.  He could even order the arrest of an American citizen in America to be held in isolation without access to the courts for as long as he thought proper.  […]


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