Killer Politicians—Theirs and Ours

Americans are rightly horrified by Khashoggi’s murder. But their own government’s murderous ways may be little different. The pervasiveness of state-sponsored killings is no excuse for treating murder as acceptable, ever. It is instead a rationale for subjecting power to strict constitutional constraints and especially to international law, including the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Continue reading

Top 3 Charges on Which John Bolton Should Be Tried at Int’l Criminal Court

National Security Adviser John Bolton appears to be spiraling down into the same miasma of madness that possesses other members of the Trump administration. This week he threatened justices of the International Criminal Court in the Hague with physical abduction were they to dare indict an American for war crimes committed in Afghanistan. Continue reading