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High Voter Turnout And Civic Health
by Peter Wong, Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:14:00 am

Ed Kilgore offers a timely blog post for The Washington Monthly relevant to the upcoming Election Day.  He takes issue with the accepted wisdom among Republicans and the media that those who vote despite a lack of "enthusiasm" are somehow committing fraud against the electoral process. 


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The Secret History of The AUMF
by Peter Wong, Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:05:00 pm

They were 60 words drafted and approved in the days after 9/11.  Yet over the past dozen or so years, the words of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) have been used to justify everything from the indefinite detentions of Guantanamo Bay to the killing of people anywhere in the world.


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