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PBC News & Comment: DEA Exposed, Sued for 20-year Dragnet of Phone Records

DEA’s War on Some Drugs first to use “warrantless” dragnet collection of millions of phone call records, started 1992…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: DEA Exposed, Sued for 20-year Dragnet of Phone Records

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PBC News & Comment: In California Drought, Gov. Brown Favors Frackers and Corporate Farmers

As a little much-needed rain falls here, parched Californians challenge Gov. Moonbeam’s water priorities, favoring agribiz and frackers…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: In California Drought, Gov. Brown Favors Frackers and Corporate Farmers

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PBC News & Comment: Reducing Surveillance to Dick Pics, John Oliver Interviews Ed Snowden

John Oliver grills Ed Snowden in HBO interview, reducing complex issues of government surveillance to protection for our "dick pics"...... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Reducing Surveillance to Dick Pics, John Oliver Interviews Ed Snowden

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Superlawyer Burt Neuborne Breaks Down the Perfect Poetry of the First Amendment

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Prof. Burt Neuborne spent decades with ACLU, helped found Brennan Center and teaches law at NYU.  He celebrates the First Amendment and critiques the Supreme Court in his brilliant new book, Madison's Music. Continue reading Superlawyer Burt Neuborne Breaks Down the Perfect Poetry of the First Amendment

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PBC News & Comment: Tentative Deal Announced in Iran Nuke Talks

Iran deal is called “surprisingly specific” and “comprehensive”, will be target of various saboteurs in the final phase of negotiations…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Tentative Deal Announced in Iran Nuke Talks

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A Frank Conversation with Retired Congressman Barney Frank

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Barney Frank was a very effective legislator, the first member of Congress to come out as gay, the first to marry a same-sex partner; and he led the charges to end Don't Ask Don't Tell and to expand marriage equality. Continue reading A Frank Conversation with Retired Congressman Barney Frank

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Iran Expert Gareth Porter Updates The Nuclear Negotiations

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Veteran independent journalist Gareth Porter returns to talk about the negotiations with Iran over nuclear limits and removal of sanctions, which have been extended. Continue reading Iran Expert Gareth Porter Updates The Nuclear Negotiations