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The Terror Exception Transitions to Trump

by Benjamin Collinger

In the traumatic and somber aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Congress passed a critical piece of legislation to provide the president authority to defend the United States and its interests abroad. 11,321 more words

Politics & Society

Expanding the Reach of the 2001 AUMF

by Travis Normand
December 28, 2016

The following article was posted about a month ago at NYTimes.com. It explains that the Obama administration has expanded its reading/interpretation of the 2001 AUMF to include Shabab in Somalia. 1,075 more words

National Security

... Well , POTUS wants an AUMF [#what]...

.. what is it ?? ..

.. it is called an Authorization to Use Military Force . In common English , it means a modern version of a declaration of war .. 131 more words

Personal Opinion

President Obama v. Congress

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress overrode President Obama.

Twelve times previously, he has vetoed them. Five times of those twelve, some members of Congress have pushed to override him. 537 more words


Saturday Soliloquy: 26

I killed
26 people
on Wednesday

I didn’t
pull the trigger
physically, but I
killed them
all the

For fifteen years,
my people have… 444 more words


Bombing the house, but leaving the bathroom intact

Fifteen years ago, the U.S. Congress authorized use of force against “those nations, organizations, or persons  determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.” A year later, it authorized force against Iraq under a separate authorization. 328 more words


AN ENTREATY: sing loud for love & life

Hey, lovely friends,

Barbara Lee was the only U.S. representative who voted against a vague Authorization for Use of Military Force immediately following the 9/11/01 attacks. 454 more words