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by | Mar 25, 2013

Since the nomination of John Brennan to Director of Central Intelligence, the past few weeks have seen intensified debate within the United States on the American use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also referred to as drones), both overseas and…

by | Dec 17, 2009

So what happens if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 masterminds, whose trials Attorney General Eric Holder has decided will take place in the criminal justice system in New York, get off on a technicality or are somehow O.J.-Simpsoned by…

by | Oct 8, 2009

There’s an old joke: Q: What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A: A good start. Of course, antipathy towards lawyers in the United States, whether tongue-in-cheek or genuine, is nothing new. But that…

by | Sep 16, 2009

As the International Atomic Energy Agency convenes a series of high-level conferences in September, reports have indicated President Obama is considering imposing “crippling sanctions” against Iran in an attempt to curb that country’s development of nuclear weapons. But if President…

by | Mar 23, 2009

…. I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen — a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world…the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. So…

by | Jul 14, 2008

Against the alarming backdrop of gasoline prices at over $4 a gallon, oil industry executives are busily working the halls of Congress to make the case for increasing domestic oil supply. In addition to pushing for access to the Arctic…

by | May 14, 2008

One of the unfortunate paradoxes of the post-September 11 environment is that the further in time we move from that horrible day, and the more effective our security agencies become at preventing another successful terrorist attack on American soil, the…

by | Mar 20, 2008

In ancient Greek mythology, the Sirens were beautiful sea-maidens, known for chanting sweet melodies to lure hapless sailors into dangerous waters, only to face their demise amongst the jagged rocks. Today’s Sirens are similarly dangerous, using the promise of peace…

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