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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



Barbara Lee’s Lone Vote on Sept. 14, 2001, Was as Prescient as It Was Brave and Heroic

By Glenn Greenwald/ The Intercept/ September 11, 2016… 771 more words


Ground Zero

In 2004 my cousin Chris and I made a trip to New York City. We visited Ground Zero and toured around the site, getting a view of the excavation, and seeing how the very early stages of construction were going. 280 more words


In Attempt to Dodge Suit, White House Argues Funding War Makes War Legal

by Nikita Knight, for Common Dreams

A lawsuit filed earlier this year charging President Barack Obama with waging an illegal war against the Islamic State (or ISIS) was met on Tuesday with a motion from the Obama administration asking the court to dismiss it. 869 more words