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European Tribune - The Right Rediscovers Civil Liberties (For Now)
The Republican rump and its supporters view this issue as a game, which explains Reynolds' reasoning: liberals will now bear down on the right because they can.  Ignoring Greenwald's examples of Bush-initiated expansions of executive power, he just flatly asserts that the left "did" it in the 90's, then it was the right's turn during the Bush years, and now the left is doing it again.  That his position cannot be reconciled with facts or evidence does not appear to trouble him.
The problem is not that this cannot be reconciled with facts, but that it polarizes society even more along partisan lines and encourages militant groups.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 19th, 2009 at 04:40:08 AM EST

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