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 […]
How the Birther movement and the death of Bin Laden relate to each other and to the matter of trust.
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 […]
In a case involving environmentalists and power companies over global warming and climate change, one would expect the Obama administration to side with the environmentalists. Wrong!
After 9/11 our country came together. Can we do it again?
1. Why not capture him? In fact, the administration says the plan was to capture Bin Laden if he did not offer any resistance, though officials considered it unlikely that he would give himself up. Still, the question is tantalizing: if he had not offered resistance and the Seals had taken him alive and brought […]
Should Congress go ahead and raise the debt ceiling since there’s no way to prevent it? Or should they tackle serious structural reform now to save our national debt from spiraling out of control?
At 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, President Barack Obama confirmed that Osama bin Laden was killed in an attack led by the U.S. military in Pakistan.
Some of the jihadists whom she befriended are now in jail, including US Army Specialist Ryan Anderson who is serving five life terms for attempted espionage.
Ladies, put on your most elaborate hats! Gentlemen, dust off your morning coats and pull out your lounge suits* because today’s the big day. William and Kate are finally tying the knot! Women from all over the world have been waiting with bated breath to see what Kate will be wearing. Will she follow in […]