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How Obama Became a Civil Libertarian's Nightmare Obama has expanded and fortified many of the Bush administration's worst policies. April 18, 2012  |   LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communities’ great hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly liberal president who instead has expanded and fortified many of the Bush administration’s worst policies, lending bipartisan support for a more intrusive and authoritarian federal government. It started with the 9/11 attacks. Within a week, Congress, including many liberals, gave the White House blanket authority to wage a war on the terrorists. A month after that, Congress passed the USA Patriot Act, authorizing many anti-te…

Late-Stage Capitalism

'The Botox of Late-Stage Capitalism
Thursday, 19 April 2012 09:38By Phil Rockstroh, Consortium News | Op-Ed

Iran 349

'The US and Iran Are Talking. Why Is the New York Times Peddling Iran Islamophobia?
Friday, 20 April 2012 11:00By Robert Naiman, Truthout | News Analysis