Can We Please Stop Flattering Al Qaeda

By: Monday April 22, 2013 9:59 am

The push by some Republicans to arrest Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an “enemy combatant” based on some vague theory that he might be tangentially linked to Al Qaeda has made me want to address a larger point. Mainly, that it is pathetic that the United States is even “at war” with Al Qaeda. The United States [...]

In the Kinetics of Libya, A Constitution Destroyed by Catch Phrases

By: Friday March 25, 2011 1:23 pm

Our Republican leaders haven’t violated the Constitution’s 5th and 8th amendments by torturing suspected criminals, prisoners of war, and random foreign nationals. We simply submitted “enemy combatants”–who may or may not have actually been picked up on the battlefield–to “enhanced interrogation methods,” formerly known as torture (sort of like rock star Prince). Our Democratic President [...]

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