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Archive for July 2008

Just When The Traffic Was Getting Good. . . .

Things have been going pretty well at this site, with traffic building steadily through the year. But now, I must confess, there will be an interruption in service. Next Thursday, I am flying to Warsaw, where I will meet my older son and begin a month-long trek through Eastern Europe trying to track down some…

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Who Makes War?

The War Powers Commission — a privately-funded group of highly distinguished types — issued a report this week calling for the repeal of the War Powers Resolution of 1973, which sets out the legal framework for America’s decisions to go to war. Chaired by former Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher, the Commission…

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The Next Adventure

In two weeks and two days (who’s counting?), I will head out for Warsaw, Poland, for a bicycle trip through Eastern Europe! The journey has several elements. First, of course, is the adventure of the ride, which will take us from Warsaw to Odessa on the Black Sea. Because we’re going through Budapest, it’s about…

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Guns and History

Alert Reader Ron Brown of Illinois brought to my attention a recent article by Jack Rakove (a distinguished legal historian at Stanford University, and my client in the Guantanamo case) on Heller v. District of Columbia. The decision, as you all likely know, is a landmark finding that the Second Amendment created a personal right…

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The Mountain Road

The Mountain Road is a remarkably prescient, sensitive, and insightful look at American military intervention in Asia. The 1960 movie, starring James Stewart, follows a demolition team that is trying to cover the retreat of the Chinese Nationalist Army in World War II, by blowing up the mountain road of the title. I caught it…

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