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Answer to ISIS Lies in the Holy Quran

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The answer to ISIS lies in the Holy Quran

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Having worked for several years in health development in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region,  I would venture to explain the inexplicable success of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in gaining territory and winning over Muslim adherents in one Islamic state after another throughout the Middle East and beyond.

American values rule out torture

To win the War on Terror, was it really necessary to resort to torture, to inflict extreme pain, even to the point of death, on detained suspects, in order to obtain useful information? I think not, and here’s why, based on a personal experience. 

The Senate Intelligence Report on torture

Citizens across our nation and around the entire world are inflamed over the revelation of, and questions concerning, the U.S. CIA sponsorship of torture and practice of same on so-called “detainees,” or “suspects,” early in the War on Terror. Did torture really take place? Was it effective? Who did it, or authorized it? Should those who engaged in torture be prosecuted? Will they be? What courts might have jurisdiction?

Regulate corporate raiders

In this neo-Darwinian, “free” (i.e. deregulated) capitalist economy of ours, one of the easiest ways for an already-wealthy individual to get still wealthier on the backs of everyone else is by becoming an “investor” and “turnaround” specialist of the “corporate raider” variety. How is this done, and with what effect? What can be done about it?

What should be the liability for a tick bite?

As previously reported in The Lakeville Journal (April 4, 2013), a Connecticut jury has awarded $ 41.7 million to Cara Munn, a young person who contracted tick-borne encephalitis while on a Hotchkiss School-sponsored trip to China in 2007. Cara Munn suffered, and still suffers from, partial paralysis and speech impediment.

Presidential powers, guns, war powers, qualification for office, removal from office, impeachment and lawsuits

Basic Constitutional Law 101

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The language of the Constitution does get stretched. It gets stretched by the Judiciary, by the Legislature, by presidential executive orders and by sheer historical so-called “necessity.”

Presidential powers, guns, war powers, qualification for office, removal from office, impeachment and lawsuits

Basic Constitutional Law 101

Part 2 of 4

The language of the Constitution does get stretched. It gets stretched by the Judiciary, by the Legislature, by presidential executive orders and by sheer historical so-called “necessity.”

Free speech, campaign finance and national debt

Basic Constitutional Law 101

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You are probably surprised at times, as I am, how often many Americans, including some Supreme Court Justices, claim to worship the U.S. Constitution, apparently without having actually read it, or if they had, without having understood it. The purpose of this four-part column, “Basic Constitutional Law 101,” is to provide a remedial catch-up summary of what the Constitution says and means, starting with free speech.

Free speech, general welfare, power to tax and national debt

Basic Constitutional Law 101

Part 1 of 4

You are probably surprised at times, as I am, how often many Americans, including some Supreme Court Justices, claim to worship the U.S. Constitution, apparently without having actually read it, or if they had, without having understood it. The purpose of this four-part column, “Basic Constitutional Law 101,” is to provide a remedial catch-up summary of what the Constitution says and means, starting with free speech.

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