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Jeremy Scahill: Where are the Dems on Civil Liberties? "They're Nowhere"


"Where are all these serious Democrats who believe in civil liberties?" asks Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars, the provocative book that is now an award-winning documentary. "They're nowhere."

Scahill talked with Reason's Matt Welch about how congressional Democrats have abdicated their moral standing when it comes the domestic and foreign aspects of the war on terror. And how unexpected champions such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have stepped up in their absence.

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Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Jim Epstein and Fisher.

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