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Following a House hearing on preventing radicalization in America, the Brennan Center’s Faiza Patel and the Open Society Foundation’s Arun Kundnani wrote an op-ed in Roll Call on lessons the U.S. can learn from the U.K. on counter-radicalization policy.
“Cries of voter fraud” hurt democracy, writes Richard Means in the Kansas City Star.
And 117 members of Congress call on the Justice Department to investigate voter ID laws and other laws that make it harder to vote.
FBI Director Robert Mueller will serve another two years as Director.
Speaking of the FBI: Spencer Ackerman reports on an FBI guide that depicts Muslims as “7th-Century Simpletons.”
A new group, Americans Elect, hopes to put an alternate candidate on the ticket in 2012. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the group is not required to disclose its donors because of its status as a social welfare group.
This is the kind of group that Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center yesterday called on the IRS to investigate.