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A Constitutional Battle is brewing in Michigan -- regarding the power of Governor to takeover and effectively dissolve local governments, local contracts, and local property ... cherished local ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
[Note: This is a Repost of an earlier Diary of mine. The only change is in the Title.] --------- Isn't sad so many folks don't much follow local politics? If they did, they might ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 07:09 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Isn't sad so many folks don't much follow local politics? If they did, they might have been able to react in time to do something about the warnings, posted by this Public Affairs group in ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 09:22 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Ever wonder what would happen to America, if by some fluke, Donald Trump got elected President? Well, you just have to take a look at what's happening in Michigan right now, to get some glimpse ...
by jamess
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 07:54 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
As this outstanding article on Salon.com points out, President Obama is pushing the limits of Executive Power with ...
by Benintn
Comment Count 103 comments on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 08:20 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The Department of Homeland Security recently shut down dozens of web sites. Their legal authority to do so was questionable, as was the court's, and it is part of a disturbing trend. For more on ...
by danps
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 04:17 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Since 9/11 the rallying cry of conservatives has been the authoritarian's mantra: If you aren't doing anything wrong, you shouldn't worry about an intrusive government. Now that an agency has ...
by danps
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 04:06 AM PST with 6 Recommends
America has passed another unfortunate milestone in its ever longer history of torture. The latest ex-president thinks that is a good thing, but for some without an immediate self-interest it doesn'...
by danps
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 03:19 AM PST with 11 Recommends
The widespread revulsion over torture in the Bush era caused civil libertarians from a wide part of the political spectrum to unite in protest. The latest presidential power grab is revealing some ...
by danps
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 03:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
When bad news breaks it has become almost routine for those at the top to disavow all knowledge and let the hammer come down on those well down in the hierarchy. The pattern showed up again twice ...
by danps
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 02:02 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In the last few years there has been a steady erosion of 4th Amendment protections. Now in addition to chipping way at it through judicial rulings there appears to be a movement to weaken its very ...
by danps
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 03:33 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
A detailed report on the Bush administration's loss of millions of emails has been greeted as little more than a post mortem from several years ago. Even if it was only that, though, it would ...
by danps
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Sep 04, 2010 at 03:44 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
An opinion piece from a former Attorney General shows just how inconvenient one of the bedrock treaties of international relations has become for Guant´┐Żnamo supporters. For more on pruning ...
by danps
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Jul 24, 2010 at 06:41 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The need to not investigate allegations of criminality has become a common refrain in Washington, but there are some obvious and unpleasant consequences that come from doing so. For more on ...
by danps
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Jul 03, 2010 at 03:38 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
The rogue whistleblower site keeps popping up in the news, and the reasons it does illustrate why it has become so important. For more on pruning back executive power ...
by danps
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Jun 19, 2010 at 07:32 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Who can tell me who said this and where they said it? "I -- like any head of state -- reserve the right to act unilaterally if necessary to defend my nation." -- President Barack Obama, asserting ...
by David Swanson
Comment Count 39 comments on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 11:50 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
( I can't embed the clip, but you have got to click on the link below and watch this video ) Frodo? Ouch. ...
by That Korean Guy
Comment Count 1409 comments on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 06:28 AM PDT with 491 Recommends
Some may recognize me as one of the more active commenters regarding the present nomination to the Supreme Court. And if you do, you've probable noticed that my comments have generally been of ...
by jrooth
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu May 13, 2010 at 03:51 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
A lot of folks around the progressive blogs have criticized Elena Kagan (wrongly, in my opinion) on two grounds. 1) That Kagan has actively avoided having any kind of record. I call this ...
by tiimbitz4786
Comment Count 114 comments on Wed May 12, 2010 at 08:29 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
I have no idea what kind of Justice Elana Kagan is going to be, and almost no one else does either. She might be a terrific progressive or she might move the Court to the right,
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 1525 comments on Mon May 10, 2010 at 02:19 PM PDT with 761 Recommends