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Matthew Sweet:

Queen of California

John Mayer:

Country strong

Gwyneth Paltrow:

The most dangerous panel in the world

Mortgage foreclosure fraud at Netroots Nation.

Private eyes

Mayer Hawthorne with Daryl Hall:

The Garden of Your Mind

Mr. Rogers:


Raising taxes on the poor

Why does the GOP love it so very much?

Judge blocks NDAA

Calling it an act of Congress that infringed on constitutional rights, a New York federal judge blocks NDAA, the bill that allows Americans to be held indefinitely on vague grounds. Yes, we still have some principled judges left:

A federal judge is blocking legislation authorizing the government to indefinitely detain without trial an “individual who was part of or substantially supported” groups “engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.”

Tuesday’s decision by a New York federal judge halts a key terror-fighting feature of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act and is a blow to the Obama administration. The government urged U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest not to adopt a nationwide ban on the measure, saying the move would be “extraordinary” and “unwarranted” (.pdf).

But the judge, ruling in a case brought by journalists and political activists, said the law was too vague and did not provide clear guidance on whom the government could indefinitely detain.

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Chris and Mitt, sitting in a tree….

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