Civil Liberties

“Without Trial Until The End Of Hostilities”

No self-respecting progressive blog can let pass without comment the further and seemingly casual dismantling of our constitutionally protected civil liberties, as the Senate (voting 86-13) and the House (voting 283-136) passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). All four members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation voted in favor of passage. This 1800 page […]

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Vigil And Funeral Procession Against The Veto

If you’re equally pissed-off about Governor Carcieri’s deplorable, inhumane veto of the domestic partners’ funeral rights bill last week, come out and show it this Thursday, November 19th. From the Facebook invite: On Tuesday November 10, 2009 Governor Donald Carcieri killed a bill that would allow non-married couples the right to plan the funerals of

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Gee gosh, what would Spidey do?

Come on America… NUT UP! When did we become a nation of such fraidy-babies? The Providence Journal reports today that Attorney General Patrick Lynch is one of 21 state AG’s who have signed a letter “supporting immunity for the telephone companies accused of illegally turning over the telephone records of millions of Americans”. This is

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