Do we need a new civil rights unit? An interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger
John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws. His request comes as lawmakers in Salem are facing a growing budget crisis and considering major cuts in education, family services, public safety and other essential services.
Joe and Abe solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers
Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them. As soon as we brought them here, they would break out en masse and start a cross-country rampage, burning and pillaging as their ranks are swelled by liberal America-haters and other ne-er-do-wells.
Joe and Abe examine the rank cowardice behind the Senate's vote to keep the Guantanamo prison open.
A special report on the appointment of former President Bill Clinton as a U.N. envoy to Haiti, an interview with the sister of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis on an international day devoted to saving his life, and Laila Al Arian and Chris Hedges discuss their book "Collateral Damage.
Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!
Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.
Last Monday a man identifying himself as an FBI agent approached Portland DJ Sean Rice as he was leaving his house to catch a bus.
The man informed Rice that he had questions for the radio DJ and Rice refused to cooperate.
Portland Indymedia reports that the same man approached Rice on Wednesday and this time was accompanied by a woman who continued to threaten him by telling the Rice that he is “only making things harder on himself”.
A new direction for Oregon's DOJ? An interview with Attorney General John Kroger
Since taking office last January, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has taken on the siting of a liquified natural gas terminal in Clatsop County, started investigating the collapse of the Oregon College Savings Plan, pushed for a faster cleanup of Hanford, and cleared the way to prosecute unethical debt collectors. He also wants Oregonians to give him a bigger budget to create an environmental crimes unit and a civil rights division.