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Ron Jacobs :
Betty Medsger’s ‘The Burglary’ is extraordinary tale of historic ‘B and E’

In 1971, eight anti-war activists broke into the FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, and removed confidential files about FBI surveillance against political organizations it considered anti-American. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | February 11, 2014 [The Burglary: … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
Betty Medsger’s ‘The Burglary’ is extraordinary tale of historic ‘B and E’

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Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s ‘Demagoduery’

Kountze cheerleaders. Screen grab from ABC News. Image from Austinist.com. Gimme a ‘G’: Texas Atty. Gen. Abbott’s ‘demagoduery’ It is beyond conjecture or opinion: the Kountze cheerleader banners expressing religious views are government speech. By Lamar W. Hankins | The … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s ‘Demagoduery’

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Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

Compassion cannot be piecemeal. Image from NPR. Reflections on the past week:Compassion cannot be piecemeal Justice does not mean mercy. That I know. But justice must be tempered by mercy. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 24, … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images./ Foreign Policy. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency / 2 “You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

The Imperial Obama? Image from The Express Tribune. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency “Same as it ever was…” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2013 First of a … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Civil Liberties Lawyer and Author Marjorie Heins

‘First Amendment Hero’ Marjorie Heins. Rag Radio podcast:Civil liberties lawyer Marjorie Heins,author of ‘Priests of Our Democracy‘ By Rag Radio | The Rag Blog | February 14, 2013 Coming next week: Jonah Raskin reviews Priests of Our Democracy. Marjorie Heins, … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Civil Liberties Lawyer and Author Marjorie Heins

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Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

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Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America

“Dissent is terrorism.” Art by Anthony Freda / Activist Post.Battlefield America:‘We had to make some sacrifices…’ There are no more legal barriers to arrest without warrants, prison without lawyers, condemnation and even execution without trial. By Richard Raznikov | The … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America

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Ron Jacobs : Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

Police state shown busily creeping. Image from The End of the World.Ask the cop on the corner:Creeping fascism The infant U.S. police state is no longer learning to crawl; it has learned to walk and will soon be stomping its … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

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Lamar W. Hankins : Jessica Ahlquist and the Modern Day Puritans

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Ahlquist sued Cranston High School in Cranston, Rhode Island, for displaying an eight-foot tall prayer banner in the school gym. Photo by Gretchen Ertl / NYT / Facebook.‘City upon a hill’:Our modern-day Puritans andthe saga of Jessica Ahlquist … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Jessica Ahlquist and the Modern Day Puritans

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Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Hell of a Way to Begin a Year

Image from DNY59 / iStockphoto / MNN.Apocalypse now!Death knell for civil liberties It’s a hell of a way to begin a year many believe will mark the end of the world. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | The Rag … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Hell of a Way to Begin a Year

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