Thomas Hedges

Thomas Hedges works for the Center for Responsive Law in Washington, DC

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Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 9:36am
The Speech or Debate Clause
The White House is cloaked in secrecy and Congress doesn’t like it. From drone operations to NSA surveillance to under-the-table negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which many are calling a global corporate coup , representatives are urging the Obama administration to declassify information they feel should be public knowledge. They’ve written letters, spoken out, and attempted to cut funding for these programs.
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Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:11am
The Drone Industrialists: 'Don't Watch Us, We'll Watch You'
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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:25am
Imprisoned CIA Whistle-Blower John Kiriakou Has Advice for Edward Snowden
John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer who blew the whistle on Bush’s torture program and is now in prison, sent an open letter to Edward Snowden last week warning him not to trust the FBI.
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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 7:45am
An Economic Alternative to Exploitative Free Market Capitalism
In 1649, a group of English communists started fighting the notion of private property in what became known as the commons movement. They were using the unstable period in England’s history to introduce a new economy, one that would see land, wells and other means of wealth as shared resources. This group would prevent a small class of people from collecting and consolidating the rights to basic human life, such as water and food.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:06am
How Germany Is Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
There is no debate on climate change in Germany. The temperature for the past 10 months has been three degrees above average and we’re again on course for the warmest year on record. There’s no dispute among Germans as to whether this change is man-made, or that we contribute to it and need to stop accelerating the process.
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