When asked how far President Obama is legally allowed to go in marking suspected terrorists for death, his administration has responded, again and again, with a description of what he so far has chosen to do. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum says this sort of evasiveness provoked the attention-grabbing filibuster that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) staged last week, refusing to let Brennan's confirmation proceed until the Obama administration deigned to address his questions about the president's license to kill.
The cultural views of elite white liberals are not popular with many minorities.
We can justifiably hope for normalcy by Independence Day.
The rest of us are out of luck.
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