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Obama/Holder Try to Neuter Few Real Media Watchdogs Left

Daniel Ellsberg:

"The pursuit of Risen is a warning to potential sources that journalists cannot promise them confidentiality for disclosing Executive Branch criminality, recklessness, deception, unconstitutional policies or lying us into war."

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Read below the fold...

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Trafficking and the new civil liberties debate

UPDATE: A summary of the ballot language to Proposition 35 has been added as a footnote.

Civil liberties are more often than not difficult to stand up for in practice. In theory everyone is in favor of them, but the only times they make it into national debate is when they are under attack. When times are good policy makers and the public don't seem to give much thought to re-visiting prior restrictions. If everything in fine why bother, right? Read below the fold...

Bill Quigley on the Obama Civil Liberties “F” Report Card

Bill Quigley has taken a hard and well-researched look at Obama’s continuation and escalation of what Quigley terms the “draconian domestic civil liberties intrusions pioneered under the Bush administration” (involving freedoms of speech, of assembly of association, to privacy, to a fair trial, of religion, etc.).

Quigley's article is a strong rejoinder to so much of the myopic, Obamacrat hype about Obama being the lesser of two evils. He only appears to be the lesser of two evils in the hypocritical talk Obama talks and guaranteed will be talking much more of in his ever-intensifying “Lucy and the football” campaign mode. Read below the fold...

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Patriot Act roll call review: can you do more than talk?

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Spain as 51st state

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Shutting down the Internet, once seizure at a time

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Make hay while the sun shines

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