Tag Archives: Due Process

Extending Invented War Powers

Are we at war? The Korean and Vietnam Wars were called that popularly, but the first was officially our participation in a UN police action. We were, on the record, supporting the UN there, no more than that, so it … Continue reading

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Minority Report

Out here in Hollywood even the big guns screw up now and then. In 2002 Steven Spielberg gave us the overwrought Minority Report. This wasn’t ET or Close Encounters of the Third Kind – pleasant and hopeful science fiction with … Continue reading

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The Murderous New Normal

Long ago there used to be what was normal, but for that you have to go way back, perhaps to the Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best pleasant fifties. In spite of the Beats and Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, back … Continue reading

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