Tag Archives: Constitution

Should We Know Why the Government Can Decide to Kill Us?

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report President Obama’s choice for CIA Director, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, will face a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Undoubtedly, he will have to answer questions about a 16-page leaked Justice Department memo obtained by … Continue reading

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DOES THE CONSTITUTION STILL MATTER?

Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta: Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Killings ACLU/ October 24, 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights(CCR) have filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s targeted killing of three U.S. citizens in drone strikes far from … Continue reading

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5 GREAT THINGS ABOUT AMERICA…THAT AREN’T TRUE ANYMORE

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report 1st Great Thing About America: We Are a Democracy (Or Used To Be)  Image: Ares/caglecartoons.com  Once a shining beacon of democracy, the United States of America has lost its way. To be sure, … Continue reading

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Victims of the American Empire: Us

EMPIRES THEN AND NOW By Paul Craig Roberts/ Institute for Political Economy/ March 26, 2012 Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: T. Roosevelt: “Drive the Special Interests Out of Politics”

I think it fair to say Teddy Roosevelt would not be a fan of the Roberts Supreme Court, nor would he be a Republican today. “…our government, National and State, must be freed from the sinister influence or control of … Continue reading

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