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Fighting Words

In a 1942 case called Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the Supreme Court held that there is no First Amendment right to utter "insulting or 'fighting' ...

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Incarceration Nation

You already know that the United States locks up a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world. If you look ...

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Never Waver

They say you shouldn't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. When it comes to Iran, it might be more appropriate to say: ...

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Smother ‘Em With Love

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," said Sun Tzu -- or maybe it was Petrarch, or Machiavelli, or Michael Corleone. Whatever: As U.S. ...

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Privacy Is a Red Herring

There are curious parallels in the arguments made by those on opposing sides of debates about covert action and NSA surveillance. Both sides deploy the ...

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Public Citizen

What if I told you that nine out of ten terrorist plots in the United States could be thwarted via a simple technological expedient? It ...

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And the Moral of the Tweet Is…

Like everyone else in Washington's microscopically tiny foreign policy world, I've been watching the unfolding @NatSecWonk mini-scandal with a sort of creeped-out fascination: a mixture ...

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It Was Nice While It Lasted

Despite the measly stop-gap measure presented on Wednesday in Congress, will we someday look back on the government shutdown of 2013 as the moment that ...

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Consider the Duck-Rabbit

Consider the duck-rabbit. As art, it ain't much. But as a metaphor for the legal conundrums created by the war on terror, it's pretty good. ...

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The Failure of Impasse

The last six weeks have left me convinced that the United States' Syria policy -- if "policy" is not too generous a term -- could ...

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