A Great Man in Moscow

When the Trump administration obtained an indictment of Edward Snowden for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917, many of us who believe that the Fourth Amendment means what it says were deeply critical of the government, and we remain so today. Snowden is the former CIA and National Security Agency operative – he was … Continue reading “A Great Man in Moscow”

Unconstitutional Killings

The Biden administration is killing people, openly in Ukraine and Gaza and secretly around the world. It has continued to use the killing machinery crafted by President George W. Bush, expanded by President Barack Obama and employed by President Donald Trump. These presidents have used drones and other unmanned projectiles to target persons in foreign … Continue reading “Unconstitutional Killings”

Guantanamo: A Constitutional Debacle

When President George W. Bush formulated the concept of an American Devil’s Island in Cuba, he did so heedless of the damage to the Constitution his experiment in torture and confinement without end would bring about. Bush made the case that torture and confinement at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay would allow the … Continue reading “Guantanamo: A Constitutional Debacle”

Biden, War, and the Constitution

Can the president fight any war he wishes? Can Congress fund any war it chooses? Are there constitutional and legal requirements that must first be met before war is waged? Can the United States legally attack an ally? These questions should be critical to a public debate over the U.S. military involvement in Ukraine and … Continue reading “Biden, War, and the Constitution”

The Gathering Storm of Rage

The savage attacks Hamas inflicted upon the Israeli military and civilian population last week are utterly without justification, but not without explanation. The Arab/Israeli bloodlust has been going on since the end of World War I, most pointedly since 1947 when Zionist militias used violence to force 750,000 Palestinians from their villages and ancient homeland. … Continue reading “The Gathering Storm of Rage”

A Constitution the Government Evades

Six months ago, FBI officials boasted that in 2022 their agents had spied on only 120,000 Americans without search warrants! Under the Constitution, that number should be ZERO. This revelation is supposed to give members of Congress comfort that the folks we have hired to protect the Constitution are in fact doing so. In reality, … Continue reading “A Constitution the Government Evades”

Is the CIA in Your Underwear?

In a year, if a friend asks you if the CIA is in your underwear, you’d probably not take the question seriously. You’d be wrong. The CIA is spending millions in tax dollars to get into your underwear next year. Eleven years ago, when this column asked if the CIA was in your kitchen, folks … Continue reading “Is the CIA in Your Underwear?”

Torture Comes Home to Roost

“Maybe there is a beast. Maybe it’s only us.” ~ William Golding (1911-1993), “Lord of the Flies” Hidden within some folks are the souls of saints. Hidden within others are the souls of beasts. Torture unleashes the beasts. Nothing is more destructive of human decency, nothing is less fruitful in seeking truth, nothing is more … Continue reading “Torture Comes Home to Roost”

When the First Amendment Dies

When the freedom of speech and of the press die, it will happen by a thousand small cuts. Last Friday night, in the sleepy 1,900-person town of Marion, Kansas, all five police officers in the town were summoned to work because of an urgent need. They were ordered by their chief to execute a search … Continue reading “When the First Amendment Dies”

The FBI Unwittingly Investigates Itself!

In April of this year, the FBI began an investigation to determine who was using illegal software to spy from within the United States on persons in Mexico. The software was illegal because its Israeli manufacturer, a company called NSO, had previously crafted other software for the FBI, which President Joseph Biden had put on … Continue reading “The FBI Unwittingly Investigates Itself!”