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March 11, 2021
Will the Democrats Renew Their Membership in the War Party?
Regardless of which party is in power, US foreign policy since 9/11 has meant a unified government under the masters of war.
February 11, 2021
Fox News Should Pay for the Lies and Slander It Helped Promote
The media giant is facing a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit from voting machine maker Smartmatic—and it’s prepared to play ruthless legal hardball to win.
January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.
January 5, 2021
Ruling Assange Can’t Be Extradited Is an Indictment of US Prisons
But the British court judgment, which is likely to be appealed, also delivers a body blow to freedom of speech.
December 21, 2020
If Assange’s Fate Were Up To a Jury, He, Too, Might Have Walked Free
Like William Penn and John Peter Zenger, the Wikileaks founder is fighting for our freedom.
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May 29, 2020
Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Shows Just How Low He’ll Go to Win
His attack on Twitter is really an attack on the right to criticize the president.
May 14, 2020
Trump’s New Press Secretary Fits Right In
Everywhere you look, the president has appointed people who undermine their job’s essential reason for being.
March 27, 2020
This Was Never Just About Woody Allen. It Still Isn’t.
Against the vice cop of the mind.
February 5, 2020
Time to Reverse ‘Citizens United’ and Corporate Constitutional Rights
The US Supreme Court decided
10 years ago. I’m calling for the end to corporate constitutional rights and political money as free speech.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
September 24, 2019
Edward Snowden Didn’t Reveal Anything Confidential in His New Book
But the US government will still win its suit against the whistle-blower, says the lawyer who represented Daniel Ellsberg.