The American public’s lack of attention to the president’s violent and dangerous foreign policy helps explain our ongoing wars.
In a major decision Monday, the US Supreme Court denied Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and other plaintiffs the right to challenge a law that allows the U military to indefinitely detain people alleged or suspected to have helped al-Qaida or the Taliban.
In an odd juxtaposition, Obama signed the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday while criticizing Congress for abridging the constitutional separation of powers, yet is unconcerned about the violation of individual constitutional rights contained in the law.
As the war clouds gather over Washington in preparation for airstrikes against Syria, the nine justices who sit on the Supreme Court have returned from summer break and are preparing to kick up a legal storm of their own as they resume their quest to radically transform federal law and the Constitution. As the war clouds gather over Washington, the nine justices who sit on the Supreme Court are preparing to kick up a legal storm of their own.