It’s not just about Marijuana, anymore…We are in a war for the right to food and water

  Above:  Old bottle of Paregoric. Circa 1940s. The large red X on the label indicates that it was classified as an "exempt narcotic", sold without prescription even though it contains morphine. Until 1970, paregoric could be purchased in the United States at a pharmacy without a medical prescription, in accordance with federal law.  Credit: …

U.S. approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

  Editor's note: This article was originally published at 6:34 p.m. EDT May 11, 2016. UNITED NATIONS — The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told …

Chemerinsky: Hurt by a government official? SCOTUS is making it harder and harder to sue

Posted Jun 24, 2014 8:40 AM CDT By Erwin Chemerinsky In a series of cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it much more difficult for plaintiffs to recover for civil rights violations. These decisions continue a pattern in recent years of the Supreme Court significantly expanding the immunity accorded to government officials …

Obama’s Memo on Killing Americans Twists ‘Imminent Threat’ Like Bush

Justice Department Memo on Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans   The confidential document provides the most thorough account yet of why the president thinks extrajudicial drone strikes on citizens are okay. If you've gone ahead and read it, you know the basics. As Charlie Savage and Scott Shane explain, Obama Administration lawyers say …