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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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Stop SOPA & PIPA!

The copyright industries in America thought they could pressure Congress into fast-tracking a bill that would be detrimental to the very future of the internet as we know it before most Americans knew anything about it. This past weekend, the tide finally began to turn against these two bills and now it's more important than […]


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Civil Disobedience

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, let us remember the important principle of nonviolent direct action that brought about an end to segregation in the South, civil disobedience. I'd encourage our readers to spend a moment today reading through and reflecting on King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail where he specifically responds to critics of his […]


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The Need for Due Process

In a NYT op-ed this weekend, a former Guantanamo Bay inmate — falsely accused — writes about the seven years he spent in Gitmo before his release in a piece called "My Guantanamo Nightmare." ON Wednesday, America’s detention camp at Guant


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