If Julian Assange is extradited he will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.
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Pompeo — A Monster Slaying Monsters Abroad
Bruce Fein reviews the new book by the former U.S. secretary of state, Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 5: The Pentagon Papers
Part five of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 4: A Pyrrhic Victory
In part four of this eight-part series, the implications of the Supreme Court decision in NYT v. the US leave Sen. Mike Gravel in more legal peril as he contemplates publishing the Papers outside of Congress.
ROBERT PARRY: More Second Amendment Madness
Robert Parry, founder of this site, exposed in this Jan. 2013 article the dangerous & false idea that the Constitution Framers wrote the 2nd Amendment so an armed population could fight the government the Framers had just created.
The Right’s Made-up Constitution
From the Archive: On the U.S. Constitution’s 230th birthday, many Americans don’t realize that the document actually gives the federal government broad powers to provide for the nation’s welfare, as Jada Thacker noted in 2013.
Trampling the US Constitution for War
Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to attack Syria under a preposterous claim of protecting a “vital national security interest” of the U.S. was another case of a President violating the U.S. Constitution, as Daniel C. Maguire explains.
The Right’s Made-up ‘Constitution’
From the Archive: America’s right-wingers talk fervently about protecting the Constitution but seem to have little understanding of what the Federalist framers were doing in creating a powerful central government, as Jada Thacker noted in 2013.
America’s Failure to Protect Voting
America may call itself democracy’s gold standard, but it fails to guarantee the right to vote and permits the dominance of political money, a shameful anomaly that requires a constitutional amendment, writes William John Cox.
How Scalia Distorts the Framers
From the Archive: The late Supreme Court Justice Scalia put his right-wing ideology above any respect for the Constitution’s Framers, even resorting to a made-up view attributed to Alexander Hamilton in Scalia’s dissent to the landmark upholding of the Affordable…