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Torture, America, and Accountability
Just over a year ago, the ACLU relaunched its national blog with a symposium called "Torture and America." We invited a select group of guest bloggers to weigh in. This year, we're marking the one-year anniversary of the Blog of Rights by revisiting the issue of torture with a new forum, which we'...
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Money Talks
Among the 17 senators who voted against Thursday's bill allowing the FDA to regulate tobacco are three Republicans who got the most campaign money from the tobacco industry. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky led the pack with $419,025; then came Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, who...
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A Kindler, Gentler Way to Blow the Tops off Mountains?
Rainforest Action Network on the Obama's EPA announcement regarding mountaintop removal: Mountaintop removal, the world’s worst strip mining, is unacceptable. Period. We don’t believe that MTR can be made “kinder and gentler”. Blowing the tops off of mountain ranges to harvest dirty coal harms the...
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UN Tells US Citizens: Get in the Streets!
This just in from Bonn, Germany, where 350 organizers are on the ground-- At a meeting with Non Governmental Organizations in Bonn, the UNFCCC* Executive Secretary, Yvo de Boer, had this to say to groups in the room: "The problem I have is that when we all get back home – it’s the potential losers...
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The Seriously Questionable "Facts" about Recidivism
The latest "Fact Sheet" issued by the Department of Defense on Guantanamo detainees is, like the three preceding it, "rife with errors, inconsistencies and inflated statistics," charges a study by the Seton Hall Center for Law and Policy. The claim – touted by the NY Times and then essentially...
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Succinct
Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the ability of President Obama to influence African policy-makers when he visits in July: "Complexion helps."
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The End of the Diving Board
James W. Von Brunn, the suspect in today's shooting at the Holocaust Museum, is an 88-year-old, anti-Semitic white supremacist who once tried to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve board. In rambling writings he decried "the browning of America" and a Jewish conspiracy "to destroy the White gene-...
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Breaking: Shooting At Washington Holocaust Museum
WASHINGTON- There has been a shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Jessica Kartalija, of WJZ in Washington, reports authorities say at least two people have been shot at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. D.C. police spokeswoman Traci Hughes says a person walked into...
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Big Ed's Learning Curve: I Think I Can, I Think I Can
The newly named chairman of General Motors, Edward Whitacre Jr., freely admits, "I don't know anything about cars." A 6-foot-4-inch Texan nicknamed "Big Ed," he used to run AT&T. "A business is a business, and I think I can learn about cars."
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Waterboarding Pot Dealers?
An investigation into U.K. police conduct alleges that officers waterboarded drug suspects, as well as fabricated evidence against them and stole their property. The charges have led to the abandonment of a trial stemming from a November drug raid and the suspension of several officers.
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