Americans have, sadly, swallowed the serum of perpetual war, to the extent that they rarely mobilize in any serious way against it.
“We appreciate that the president met with us, but now he must deliver with meaningful policy. We are calling on everyone who believes that Black lives matter to continue taking to the streets until we get real change."
The only error Obama made in ending the U.S. military role in Iraq was not moving fast enough to disengage from Bush’s nation-building fantasies.
There's already a way Congress can do this; it does not need to start from scratch. It's called the USA FREEDOM Act.
The surveillance state and the warfare state continue to converge. The Washington Post does not want us to insist on journalistic disclosure. Amazon does not want us to insist on moral accountability. President Obama does not want us to insist on basic constitutionality. It would be a shame to oblige...