May 9

The Pentagon Papers and Wikileaks



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

The more information the public has about government, the better a citizen can make an independent assessment of our elected officials, says our guest writer.



May 6

PJP Board Member David Westin, Former President of ABC News, Speaks to Stanford Law About the Future of the News Media



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

David Westin, who is a member of the PJP Board of Advisors and was president of ABC News through 2010, speaks here at the Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School. Addressing the subject, “Saving the Media from Itself” Westin analyzes the state of the news business as it shifts from… [Continue Reading]



May 6

Do you want to know a secret? WikiLeaks and the constitution



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

In this monograph excerpt: Geoff Stone explains how wartime situations have historically heightened the tension between national security and free speech.



May 5

THE MAN WHO DESIGNED AND SUPERVISED THE BIN LADEN RAID



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

The operation that killed Osama Bin Laden was carried out by an elite unit of the Navy SEALs and it is highly unlikely that we will ever learn the names of those who entered the compound, much less the SEAL who pulled the trigger twice to shoot Bin Laden dead. But we do know quite… [Continue Reading]



May 5

They lived loudly for liberty, a tribute to two founding mothers on Mother’s Day



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

Martha Washington and Abigail Adams are two of the most well-known and admired women from the American Revolution. Yet these founding mothers made very different choices when the lure of liberty called their husbands to leadership positions. Motherhood and their distinctive seasons in life influenced the decisions they made.



May 5

5 reasons Philly has a French fetish



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

Thanks to PIFA and Ben Franklin, Philly and France have had a lot in common.



May 5

5 questions to ask about the killing of Bin Laden



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

Why not capture him? And would a trial have turned to Bin Laden’s advantage?



May 4

Let’s not talk about torture



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

Cross-posted at Opinio Juris and Balkinizationhttp://balkin.blogspot.com/ Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Deborah Pearlstein is a Visiting Faculty Fellow in national security and international human rights at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is participating in the program “What Is National Security” at the National Constiution Center on Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. For all… [Continue Reading]



May 4

The death of Birtherism … and the birth of Deatherism?



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

How the Birther movement and the death of Bin Laden relate to each other and to the matter of trust.



May 4

PJP FELLOW MISSING IN SYRIA; FEARED TO BE IN GOVERNMENT CUSTODY



Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.

By

Dorothy Parvaz, a 2009 PJP Fellow, has been reported missing in Syria. Parvaz, who was formerly with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was working for Al Jazeera English and an appeal for her release can be seen on its website. Parvaz has Iranian, American and Canadian citizenship. A story in the New York Times can be viewed… [Continue Reading]