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  • Spying On Us, But Missing The Bombers?

    Most Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...
  • Editorial: Now Obama wants to protect the press?

    Editorial: <i>Now</i> Obama wants to protect the press?
    If the news media were ever as smitten with Barack Obama as many conservative critics say they are, the president has been doing his best to help them get over it. His Justice Department subpoenaed a wealth of phone records from The Associated Press...
  • Historic initiative legalizing pot passes; supporters celebrate, light up

    Historic initiative legalizing pot passes; supporters celebrate, light up
    Washington state Initiative 502, a measure legalizing marijuana for adults, passed Tuesday night. More than 1,905,274 votes were counted by 11:30 p.m. The measure led by 55 percent (1,056,355 votes) to 45 percent (848,919 votes) with all counties...
  • Light Must Shine On Government Secrecy

    Mamie Till did the unspeakable almost 60 years ago. She opened the casket at her son Emmett's funeral so the world could see how this 14-year-old was shot, bludgeoned, mutilated and then drowned in Mississippi's Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan...
  • Is Obama Richard Nixon?

    Is Obama Richard Nixon?
    Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to muzzle on press...
  • Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?

    Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?
    Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian? Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
  • U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings

    U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings
    John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
  • There Are Plenty of Scandals, Just Not These Ones

    There Are Plenty of Scandals, Just Not These Ones
    There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
  • Obama must codify the drone war

    Obama must codify the drone war
    — In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile...
  • Rand Paul Is Right About Drones

    Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen — you, a good...
  • Rand Paul gets filibuster relief from Pat Toomey

    Rand Paul gets filibuster relief from Pat Toomey
    Just after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark. The...
  • Obama's license to kill by drone

    Obama's license to kill by drone
    If you really want Washington's chattering classes to pay attention to something, an old saying goes, leak it to the media. Whoever leaked the Justice Department's 16-page confidential "white paper" memo on the use of armed drones to NBC News sparked...