Tag: AUMF

Clinton & Trump: A Plague On Both Your Houses

American political history suggests that somewhere along the way our national superego awakens to suppress the worst of our urges. We relegate fringe candidates to their proper place in history and gravitate to the more centrist message.

Why an Army Captain Is Suing Obama

Nathan Michael Smith, an US Army Captain, is suing President Obama because he believes the war against ISIS is unconstitutional. The war, which began in August 2014, has never been authorized by Congress. But Obama remains adamant that he has the legal authority to fight ISIS, citing authorizations from 2001 and 2002 related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

US to Send 450 More Troops to Iraq, Yet Congress Refuses...

"If this is worth fighting ISIS, and I believe it is, it's worth having Congress do its job."

White House: We Don’t Need No New AUMF to Fight ISIS

It’d hardly be a surprise if a large chunk of the American public had no idea Congress last week debated President Barack Obama’s authorization for a war he’s already fighting.

6 Months After Strikes On ISIS, Obama Seeks War Authorization

"We have to condition the American people: This is going to go on for a long time. It’s terrible to say but that’s the reality. They’re not going to go away easy.”

Is Obama’s War on ISIS Legal?

The Obama administration is using a 13-year-old law authorizing combat against Sept. 11 perpetrators to target ISIS.

Exclusive: Dr. Cornel West Talks Protest, War Crimes, NDAA & Snowden...

"It’s about love at the center of it that leads to a protest, that leads to a critique, leads to a resistance, leads to solidarity,.."

The Long Island Press Drone

Trusting me with a drone is no more ridiculous than allowing the executive branch to unilaterally determine which civil liberties and human rights to recognize, as if an option exists.

Revolution’s Family Tree: Franklin and Adams to Manning and Snowden

"It's the largest leak trial in U.S. history. It has ramifications, wide ramifications."

NDAA Indefinite Detention Sparks Outrage at Appeals Court

Battle continues over Obama Administration's NDAA indefinite detention provision.
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