Jennifer Davis

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Dude, Where Are My Rights?

The Bush administration has launched Round Two of its assault on the Constitution. Now it’s habeas corpus in the crosshairs.

The Brass on Iraq

With the Army Times calling for Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation, will the Joint Chiefs of Staff have the courage to speak out against the errors of the Iraq War?

Oil or Atoms?

In the upcoming U.S. elections, will voters be eyeing the price of gas or the gathering storm over Iran?

Bunch of Losers

All sides have claimed victory in the Lebanon conflict. They're all wrong.

No Standards, No Accountability

In 1996, the United States designed a law to combat war crimes. That same law has now come back to haunt the Bush administration.

Gaza and Lebanon: Connecting the Dots

Israel starts a war to gain greater security while the United States backs an attack against two nascent democracies to promote democracy in the Middle East.

Repairing a Broken Iraq

The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.

Iraq–Fool Me Twice

In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.

Reclaiming the City on the Hill

If the budget represents, in Joseph Schumpeter's phrase, "the skeleton of the state stripped of all misleading ideologies" then the Bush administration's current budget reflects the interests of those who would trample on the public-spirited vision of Puritan John Winthrop's image of the "city on a hill."