Obama Has Solidified the Bush Police State

On virtually all the major civil liberties issues of the Bush era, the Obama administration has followed its predecessor’s example. Detention without trial has continued. Torturers will not be investigated. Warrantless surveillance of the citizenry goes on uninterrupted. What’s more, by vindicating these policies as a left-liberal Democrat, Obama has solidified them in American political…

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I’m Disgusted with this President

The executive director of the ACLU, speaking for many on the left and among Americans who generally favor the Democratic Party, began an important talk last week saying, “I’m going to start provocatively … I’m disgusted with this president.” Why? “It’s 18 months and, if not now, when? … Guantanamo is still not closed. Military…

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Of Socialism, Fascism, Liberalism, And Obama

A lot of talk went on early in Obama’s presidency, calling him alternately- fascist, communist/socialist, or liberal.  But what do these terms really mean?  It’s easy to simply name call, but in reality these terms have meaning beyond what people realize.  Some of them are correctly attributed, but the truth is more complicated to discern.…

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Nullification is for the Out of Touch Right-Wing

Not really. But how is it the media, the university professors and the activists on the left can’t see this? All they have to do is realize that nullification is not exactly a complicated subject. It is basically a refusal to follow certain laws believed to be unjust or excessive. Basically, we “nullify” such laws…

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Man who Threatend Pelosi in Jail. Obama remains free.

The AP is reporting that the FBI has arrested a California man for making threatening phone calls to Nancy Pelosi. Several federal officials say the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband’s business office, reciting her home address and saying if she wanted to…

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The President Assassinates US Citizens?

A provocative piece, as usual, from Glenn Greenwald. Definitely worth looking at… (h/t Lew Rockwell) Here’s an excerpt: Just think about this for a minute. Barack Obama, like George Bush before him, has claimed the authority to order American citizens murdered based solely on the unverified, uncharged, unchecked claim that they are associated with Terrorism…

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