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John Nichols: The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’

Once dismissed even by many reformers as an appropriate yet impossible initiative, the movement for a “Money Out/Voters In” amendment to the Constitution has grown so strong — and been proven to be so necessary — that it has now achieved what most organizers of amendment movements only imagine.   By John Nichols  BillMoyersNews  July 12, […]

Coleen Rowley> Questions for the F.B.I. Nominee

“Why, in April 2005, did you approve 13 harsh interrogation tactics, including waterboarding and up to 180 hours of sleep deprivation, for use on suspects by officers of the C.I.A.?” Eric Hanson By COLEEN ROWLEY  OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Published: July 8, 2013  NY Times APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — WHEN President Obama nominated James B. Comey to lead the F.B.I., he lauded Mr. […]

Watch: Yemeni Activist Tells Senators that Drone Strike on His Village ‘Empowers Militants’

Farea Al-Muslimi describes the “psychological fear and terror” imposed on drone strike victims. AlterNet / By Steven Hsieh April 24, 2013 During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on drones yesterday, a Yemeni activist and writer testified about the “human costs and consequences of targeted killing by the United States in Yemen.” Farea Al-Muslimi described how his home village […]