Nation Topics - Executive Branch
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The attorney general was a champion of civil rights—but not civil liberties.
Forty years after President Richard Nixon resigned, our leaders have become even less accountable.
Neither Congress nor the courts have taken the example to heart and stood firmly against presidential crimes or serious misconduct.
The successful smear campaign against him undermined a key principle of our justice system: that everyone is entitled to legal representation.
As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing.
Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications.
Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.
His appointment as next chair of the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that narrow financial interests are still in charge of the Democratic Party.