Late Night FDL: Times of Illusion

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 8:00 pm

On the rather surreal occasion of the opening of something solemnly called the George W. Bush “Library,” I was inexorably drawn not to my personal Bush Library of 92 infuriating volumes, but the somewhat smaller 60 or so in the Nixon section.  As I listened to snippets of Village homilies and President Obama predictably joshing chummily about the “clubhouse,”  I was reminded of Jonathan Schell’s masterful recounting of the Watergate era, The Time of Illusion. 

 

How is Obama’s Targeted Killing Program Permissible Under International Law?

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 6:56 am

The administration of President Barack Obama—in particular, the Justice Department—maintains the targeted killings of United States citizens believed to be members of al Qaeda is legal. A leaked white paper that NBC News provides a glimpse at the cold calculus behind the justification for such operations.

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