In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Bin Laden Killing Fails So Far to Help Obama in Polls

President Obama’s authorization of a successful mission to kill Osama Bin Laden has so far failed to boost his approval rating, according to two polls released today. CNN/Opinion Research polls conducted Monday and in the days prior to the announcement of the attack show Obama’s approval rating rising from 51 to 52 percent, well within the margin of error. Newsweek/Daily Beast polls taken before and

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Top Ten Army Field Manual Interrogation Guidelines

President Obama’s decision to ban “enhanced interrogation techniques” in favor of the Army Field Manual guideline got me thinking about just what types of information extraction strategies the United States would be using in the future on its terrorist prisoners. So we gave the manual a read. I’m not sure if these techniques are going to do the trick. See what you think. The top

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Thank You, Torturers

Is anyone willing to recognize the elephant in the room, the monkey on our back, or the skunk at the party? Is anyone willing to acknowledge and, indeed, applaud The Torturers? It seems very likely that likely that the vilified interrogations of the Bush years played a critical role in developing the intelligence that led to the end of Osama Bin Laden. And please, let’s

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Quote of the Day

“Honey, there’s someone at the door.” – Mrs. Osama Bin Laden A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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Obama Morning News || May 3, 2011

Obama rolled the dice in going for Bin Laden, the Wall Street Journal writes, but he and his aides decided that it was ultimately a risk worth taking. Obama Monday called for unity and will visit ground zero for the first time as president. Veteran Washington Post political writer Dan Balz writes that Obama will be judged only partially in 2012 on the Bin Laden

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