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"Former Yankee virtues, common sense, scepticism if not suspicion of authority, a belief in the mastery of the future, have been driven underground.

Civil liberties get short shrift in this perilous time of antiterrorism measures.

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The Ohio Democrat opposed wars that needed to be opposed, fought to preserve civil liberties and always sided with workers and farmers against corporations.

January 3, 2013

President Obama wanted to extend PATRIOT Act surveillance authorities for three years. House Republican leaders tried to get him a one-year extension. But the vast majority of House Democrats and 26 Republicans blocked the move.

February 8, 2011

President wants a longer extension of Patriot Act provisions than House Republicans. He’s wrong. The ACLU is urging Congress to reject any extension until the threats to privacy and other constitutional rights are addressed.

February 8, 2011

A tale of two attacked cities, or the differences between New York and Oklahoma City.

September 24, 2010