Tag Archive for CIA

“Reagan Democrat” Running for Congress in CD-48 Thinks Royce is Exceptional

Most politicos are aware that you do not have to live in the congressional district you seek to represent as a candidate, but in the case of self-proclaimed “Reagan Democrat” Omar Siddiqui, a principal reason why he’s challenging Rep. Dana Rohrabacher instead of the Fullerton resident’s incumbent Congressman Ed Royce is because he think’s Royce…

Sanchez addresses CIA Torture Report

For a party represented by elephants (who never forget), Republicans can’t be excused for their failure to address torture during the War of Terror and in many cases, defending it as necessary and often referring to those opposed to torture as unpatriotic.  The New York Times summarized the report well and you can read what…

The Trial of John Yoo

I have just returned from a debate on presidential power at Chapman University Law School. In retrospect, the event should more properly have been called “The Trial of John Yoo.” And strikingly, it was Yoo who cast himself in the role of defendant. The debate was titled “Presidential Power and Success in Times of Crisis,”…