The Wrong Balance on Civil Liberties

Following the dastardly attacks of 9/11, it was evident that the nation had to do some careful thinking about the proper balance between national security and civil liberties. Instead of care and balance, sadly, the Bush administration immediately lunged to claim extraordinary, and largely unnecessary, new powers. Aided by a compliant Congress, the administration repeatedly tried to shield the resulting intrusions on people's rights from meaningful ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Leo Romero - Sep 16, 2007 - 9:51 AM PDT
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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

This article has good information, but it takes a lop-sided view of the issue--which is what editorials are supposed to do. Editorializing aside, the real challenge for America comes down to the basic question: can constitutional rights deliberately taken away or lost ever really be regained?

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Leo Romero
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by Leo Romero - Oct. 1, 2008
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Ana Coachella
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by Ana Coachella - Oct. 1, 2008

important information for our times on contrast against the biggest threat of out times - good story

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