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House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill

Congressional Democrats still refuse to end the post 9/11 legal regime of mass surveillance. That regime violates the constitution as Edward Snow notes, and it uncovered exactly one terrorist plot. The Democrats voted to keep it alive. Evan Greer, deputy director of digital rights group Fight for the Future, highlighted the provision on Twitter shortly...

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Sanders, Biden, and Buttigieg Lead the War and Peace Debate

On foreign policy, former Vice President Joe Biden is campaigning on his relatively dovish record in the Obama administration, essentially promising a return to normalcy of pre-Trump politics. Wishes aside, do voters think that is possible? Mayor Pete Buttigieg deploys his military experience to advocate repeal of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military...

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In the First Debate, a Clash of Views on War and Peace

On Wednesday, June 26, the DNC will host the first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, featuring a diverse range of views on issues of war and peace. For Washington governor Jay Inslee, all issues of national security come down to defeating climate change. For Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the central issue is U.S....

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More 2020 Democrats on War and Peace

We’ve filled out our Insider’s Guide to the 2020 Democrats on War and Peace. All of 17 candidates, announced and unannounced, are now profiled with excerpts of their views on issues ranging from Russia to Venezuela, from nuclear decision to border security. Check out the views of Governor Jay Inslee, Reps. Tim Ryan and Eric...

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