Marc Steiner / The Real News NetworkDec 17, 2019
Political scientist Hassan El-Tayyab explains how a $738 billion spending bill empowers the president to launch wars across the globe. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigAug 20, 2017
The corporate coup that Justice Harlan Fiske Stone attempted to thwart nearly a century ago is complete. His worst fears are our nightmare. Dig deeper ( 14 Min. Read )
By Lauren McCauley / Common DreamsDec 26, 2016
On Friday President Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act—and within the $619 billion military budget is a controversial provision that establishes a national anti-propaganda center that critics warn could be dangerous for press freedom. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Marjorie Cohn / TruthdigNov 16, 2015
President Barack Obama has yet to fulfill the promise he made in his Jan. 22, 2009, executive order to shut the Guantanamo Bay detention camp "no later than one year from the date of this order." Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigMay 5, 2014
The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear our challenge to the law that lets the military indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens is another example of the transformation of the judiciary into an enemy of the Constitution. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigMar 31, 2014
The government has asked the Supreme Court not to hear my appeal that challenges the right of the military to arrest U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 20, 2013
The National Defense Authorization Act recently approved by the House would build on powers currently available to government to allow unrestricted access to all personal data collected "during combat operations from countries, organizations, or individuals, now or once hostile to the United States," political analyst Stephen Benavides reports at Truthout. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By James CromwellMay 23, 2013
The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, obliterate the balance of power, legitimize a military dictatorship, and control the dissemination of truth in the name of protecting its "secrets." Soon we will have lost our freedom, not to some foreign nation that hates it, but to our own devices.The Obama administration has passed or made use of a host of laws to infringe our civil liberties, legitimize a military dictatorship and control the dissemination of the truth. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigApr 17, 2013
A state bill sponsored by Republican Tim Donnelly would guarantee Californians protection from the threat of indefinite detention made possible by the National Defense Authorization Act. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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