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Attorney General Holder's Response to Judge Jerry Smith on the Separation of Powers

April 6, 2012

The Attorney General's letter is here. More below.

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Whither on Deficit Reduction?

July 13, 2011

Congress has no choice but to raise the debt limit.  That does not obviate the need to balance the budget.

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House Speaker John Boehner's Letter to President Barack Obama on Libya, and the Memo From the Office of Legal Counsel

June 15, 2011

Speaker Boehner has sent a letter to President Obama regarding the legality of our military action in Libya under the Constitution and the War Powers Act.  Speaker Boehner does not appear to oppose the military involvement so much as he desires to weaken or eliminate the War Powers Act.

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"A Moment of Opportunity": President Barack Obama Redirects American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

May 19, 2011

The President announced a new direction for American foreign policy in the Middle East today in his speech A Moment of Opportunity.

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Health Care Financing Reform (128): Reaction Across the Political Spectrum to Mitt Romney's Speech

May 13, 2011

Mitt Romney, a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, delivered a major address on health care yesterday.  This post contains links to reactions to his speech from both left and right.

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The Arab World Rejects Bin Laden – and Embraces Democracy

May 3, 2011

The Pew Reseach Center reports that public support for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda has dropped sharply in recent years.  The emergence of the Arab democracy movement reflects the failure of Osama bin Laden's drive for an Islamist dictatorship.

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"Justice Has Been Done"

May 2, 2011

The President announces that Osama Bin Laden has been killed.

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Obama, Boehner Reach Agreement on Budget, Avoid Government Shutdown

April 9, 2011

They agree to dramatic cuts in domestic spending but drop the "social policy" cuts that would have targeted Planned Parenthood, the EPA, and health care reform.

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Trump Renews Claim That No One Knew Barack Obama in Kindergarten

March 19, 2011

Over the weekend Donald Trump again stated that he still has "a little doubt" that Obama was born in Hawaii because no-one remembers him from kindergarten.

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Brennan's Vision of a New Dawn – Ahmadinejad Whistling Past the Graveyard

February 27, 2011

An American justice's and a Middle East dictator's thoughts on the spread of democracy.

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

November 26, 2010

     An early American sermon, Presidential proclamations, Thankgiving quotes, and my grateful thoughts.

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Obama, McChrystal, Lincoln, and Key

June 24, 2010

     Columnists have compared President's Obama's dismissal of General Stanley McChrystal to Truman's dismissal of Douglas MacArthur.  I have another analogy: Lincoln's dismissal of Major John Key.

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