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Planning Seven Generations Ahead

A recent poll shows the approval rating of Congress at a miserable and embarrassing 8.0%. This, together with recent demonstrations from the Tea Party folks and the Occupy (fill in the blank) groups, exemplify a growing discontent with the direction this country is headed. Indeed, there are many challenges to be dealt now and over … Continue reading

A New Star Chamber?

“We have long since made clear that a state of war is not a blank check for the President when it comes to the rights of the nation’s citizens.” – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, 2004 Some of you might remember the 1983 motion picture “Star Chamber” starring Michael Douglas and Hal Holbrook. … Continue reading