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I was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and am now a journalist. I am the author of three New York Times bestselling books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites). My fifth book - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State - will be released on April 29, 2014 by Holt/Metropolitan.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Battling apathy and indifference

I have a post up at Salon now describing my overall view of the political landscape, and specifically the way in which Democrats make it so difficult to avoid a sense of apathy and indifference over the outcome of this election. But the radicalism of the Bush administration -- and the damage to this country from another two years of unrestrained presidential power and one-party rule -- render that sentiment a luxury one can't really afford to indulge.

I am putting this in a new post because I am very interested in what other people's views are on these issues and because the last Comment thread is now very long (please continue to discuss specific issues relating to torture/interrogation legislation in that Comment thread).

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