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Tag: DNC
  • The Democratic Party Abandons Civil Liberties

    The tone of the Democratic National Convention was set early when a DNC video on Tuesday included the line “The government is the only thing we all belong to”: Since 2008, Democrats have reversed or buffered their positions on indefinite detention, warrantless surveillance, racial profiling in fighting terrorism, and closing Guantanamo. Many civil libertarians voted …

  • Convention-speak

    In case logic gets a little lost this week during part two of the major political parties’ conventions (assuming it was ever there), it might be useful to provide a little primer for those less familiar with political rhetoric. This may help sort through the nonsense (which was always there). First, notice the use of …

  • Obama: Shamelessly Politicizing our Foreign Policy

    From Politico: “Barack Obama rewards big donors with plum jobs overseas” Beyond the bundlers, Obama’s ambassador ranks are also teeming with good, old-fashioned, loyal Democrats who have given generously to the party but weren’t ranked among his top fundraisers. Counted on those rolls are newly installed Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy, former finance chairman for …