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Republican Party Intimidates Youth Group

Josh Marshall reports how the RNC is threatening legal action against a youth group. Their crime? alleging that Bush’s reckless military policy will pave the way for a draft. (the PDF letter and the website)

David Brooks noted yesterday that presidential campaigns have three phases: convention phase, debate phase, and sleazy phase. This letter is probably the sleaziest I’ve ever seen national politics. This is an age where the party in power won’t hesitate to use its legal powers to silence critics.

On a related note, Human Rights Watch condemns prisoners who were disappeared by the Bush Administration.

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