Guantanamo Military Commissions: ‘Piece of a Larger Disturbing Trend Toward Centralized Presidential Power’

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 4:00 pm

Just over two weeks ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terror suspects had a pre-trial hearing before the Guantanamo Bay commission. The judge presiding over the commission is Army Colonel James L. Pohl. Key issues argued were whether a forty-second daly between the press and courtroom was constitutional and whether the suspects could testify about being tortured by CIA interrogators or not.


On Radio Dispatch: How the Two-Party System Constrains Political Action

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 5:40 pm

The United States is in the final month of election madness. There has been much discussion here about liberals, progressives or the left and Obama and how liberals react to the inclusion of third party candidates in elections. The Dissenter will continue to cover delusions among liberals about this election.

Last week, I wrote about the illusion of democracy in the 2012 election. I went on the excellent radio program, Radio Dispatch, with hosts John Knefel and Molly Knefel and discussed the post. Particularly, I highlighted how the run of Ralph Nader in the 2000 Election has been transformed into an impediment to discussions and efforts to further democratize elections. I also talked about what I called the “Five Stages of Support for Obama.”

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