Bazelon’s piece gets right to the heart of the issue: If you want to believe that the government does its grim best to fight terrorists, and you’re inclined to think that their dirty tactics j
I recommend both Kevin and Adam. The standards laid out for when a targeted killing can be justified are not, in themselves, unreasonable: First, the U.S. government has determined, after a thorough a
As Charlie Savage and Adam Serwer point out, the Senate yesterday decided to punt on the question of whether the executive can arbitrarily and indefinitely detain American citizens simply by declaring
The fact that our security theater is being manned by perverts certainly makes me feel safer!
Ben Wittes believes that the new leaks about Gitmo are embarrassing because the government couldn’t keep important secrets, and are inconsistent with the civil liberties of the persons who are,
I generally agree with Mark Tushnet that Robert Jackson is overrated. But I also agree that he did have a talent for good lines, and this bit from his famous-if-overrated Steel Seizures concurrence wa
I’ll have a bigger piece about the subject next week, but as I’ve said before, to assert that presidential initiations of military force — whether wise or unwise — violate the
I can’t add much to Greenwald, but it’s appalling that the only person losing their job over the arbitrary torture of Bradley Manning is someone who opposed it.