What Obama Said — And What He Meant — About Climate Change, War and Civil Liberties

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 5:01 pm

The words in President Obama’s “State of the Union” speech were often lofty, spinning through the air with the greatest of ease and emitting dog whistles as they flew.

Let’s decode the President’s smooth oratory in the realms of climate change, war and civil liberties.

 

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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