The “Patriots” Among Us

I wonder what would have happened if the armed men who faced down federal agents in Nevada recently were black? Or Mexican? I know what happened to an African immigrant named Amadou Diallo who reached into his pocket for ID when police confronted him in New York City some years ago. His body was riddled […]
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Obama Balks at the Use of Unchecked Power

For quite a while, I’ve wondered how a constitutional law professor could feel comfortable with the dangerous powers acquired by the presidency during the Bush regime. Yesterday, I found out he hasn’t been all that comfortable. I’m talking about President Obama, of course. In a historic speech to National Defense University students at Fort McNair […]
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