Tag Archive: Executive Powers

May 25 2017

Court Upholds Ban Against Travel Ban

There are two cases in the federal appellate courts regarding the ban on Trump’s executive order blocking travel from six mostly Muslim countries. This afternoon one of those cases was decided. Federal appeals court largely maintains freeze of Trump’s travel ban By Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals …

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Nov 14 2016

Should It Ever Have Been A Matter Of Trust?

A question for those who trusted Barack Obama with national security, mass surveillance, drones and targeted assassination: Do you trust Donald Trump and his minions with those tools? If you don’t, it’s a bit too late for panicking  There were those of us on the far left with a greater respect for the law and …

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Dec 12 2011

America’s Descent Into Fascism

Well worth the 50 minutes.

Conversations with History: Glenn Greenwald

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Glenn Greenwald for a discussion of his new book, “With Liberty and Justice for Some.” Greenwald traces his intellectual odyssey; analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law; and describes the erosion of the rule of law in the United States. Highlighting the degree to which the legal system frees the powerful from accountability while harshly treating the powerless, Greenwald describes the origins of the current system, its repudiation of American ideals, and the mechanisms which sustain it. He then analyzes the media’s abdication of its role as watchdog role. He concludes with a survey of the the record of the Obama administration in fulfilling its mandate, argues for an alternative politics, and offers advice for students as they prepare for the future. Series: “Conversations with History”

h/t Michael Kwiatkowski @ Progressive Independence