May 18

Osama bin Laden captured: What’s next in the ‘War on Terror?’

Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.


In announcing that Osama bin Laden had been killed, President Obama told the American people that “we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values… [Continue Reading]

Apr 14

The civility crisis is real, not imagined

Posted 3 years, 0 months ago.


There is a broad consensus on the impact of today’s brand of incivility: When people can’t talk to each other, they can’t solve important problems. But there are many competing views on the cause and the solution.

Apr 7

What can the Constitution tell us about the 9/11 trials?

Posted 3 years, 0 months ago.


The Obama’s administration decision to try five accused 9/11 conspirators before a military commission, and not in a civilian court as once planned, might be confirmation that President Bush had it right all along

Jan 6

The last time filibusters threatened a constitutional meltdown

Posted 3 years, 3 months ago.


In May 2005, Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option.”