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

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.

Let’s not talk about torture

Cross-posted at Opinio Juris and Balkinization 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 […]

Five Questions to Ask About the Killing of Bin Laden

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 […]