When Congress passed the National Security Act in 1947, it did so to protect American democracy from the growing power of the U.S. military. World War II had just ended, and Americans saw the danger of fascist states in which national government, military power, and
As the excellent Indivisible Guide points out, it is essential for Americans to hold their leaders to account, especially when they make poor decisions. An especially poor decision by President-Elect Donald Trump has been to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. This week, as
No U.S. senator comes out of this vote looking good. The David Barron confirmation vote exposes the lot of them as opportunists who cannot be counted on to stand up for Americans’ legal rights when doing so interferes with their strategies for gathering political power.