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 [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 14, 2011 7:50 am|
The reason to stay off of slippery slopes is that once you start sliding down them, it is very hard to return to the top of the slope. The new guidelines from the FBI are a perfect example of how civil liberties erode.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 4, 2011 2:01 pm|
I’ve been told that, after nine years, the reason we must continue to spend billions fighting in Afghanistan is to prevent it from again “becoming a safe haven for terrorists.” Alternately, I’ve also been told we can’t pull out of Afghanistan because that could destabilize Pakistan and allow it to become a “safe haven for [...]