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Deadly Documents: Executive Orders, Their Monarchical Power, and Their Roots in Thanksgiving

Many of the excesses and abuses attributed to the CIA–from counter-insurgency in Vietnam to counter-terrorism in Pakistan–are set in motion by a single, deadly document: an executive order called a ‘presidential finding’. This strange piece of paper, which usually bears … Continue reading

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Due process is a process you do: The Legality of U.S. Drone Strikes

Last week, President Barack Obama said in an interview with CNN that “It’s very important for the president and the entire culture of our national security team to continually ask tough questions about, are we doing the right thing, are we … Continue reading

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