Author Archives: Bruce Fein

The Constitution is Crystal Clear On Birthright Citizenship

It emancipates our destiny from our ancestry, a principle the 14th Amendment upholds.

Will Congress Have the Spine to Defy Trump on a Russian Nuke Treaty?

Trump wants to pull out while many GOP senators are opposed. But will they actually stand up for what’s right?

Partisan Warfare Will Shatter Our Constitution

A congressional majority has the power to do more than you think.

The Senate, Not the FBI, Should Investigate Kavanaugh

Instead of surrendering another core function of Congress to the executive branch.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Bradley Birkenfeld exposed massive tax evasion in offshore banks, and was jailed for his efforts.

No Kavanaugh: SCOTUS Has Enough Executive Branch Creatures

Trump’s nominee would only compound the Supreme Court’s troublesome pro-presidential jurisprudence.  

Trump Wields Signing Statements, Carves Up Defense Bill

With a flick of his pen, the president thwarts Congressional will on Yemen, Gitmo, and presidential powers.

Forget Trump: The Military-Industrial Complex is Still Running the Show With Russia

As the media fulminates, they fail to see how Trump has kept the usual machinery running.

At NATO, Trump Should Declare MAGA Doctrine of Self Defense

This is what the president should say about future military action on fellow members’ behalf.

American Empire Demands a Caesar

Trump is hardly our first emperor. The warfare state has been trampling the Constitution for a long time.

Beltway Bandits, Cronyism and the DoD’s Exclusive Contracts

Amazon’s bid for $10 billion cloud computing deal has competitors crying foul.

Why Trump’s Next Pardon Should Be CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou

He did two years in prison for exposing America’s torture program. It’s time to right Barack Obama’s worst injustice.

Our Constitution Must Be the Battleground

Some 90 percent or more of our multi-trillion-dollar warfare state, surveillance state, bail-out state, and welfare state could be eliminated over time.

The President Does Not Have Unlimited Power to Declare War

F.H. Buckley tries and fails to argue that Donald Trump doesn’t need Congress to bomb.

No, the FBI’s Michael Cohen Raid Did Not Violate Attorney-Client Privilege

If anything, Cohen and possibly Trump could be in a bit of a jam.

When Military Leaders Have Reckless Disregard for the Truth

Top Pentagon leaders insist we can still win the war in Afghanistan. What if they had to say what they really think?

Avoiding the Cicero Trap

Forget the next great statesman, we need to make the Constitution the battleground of our politics.

When Congress Tests Authority, Military Brings Out Big Guns

Trying to end war means doing battle with the Pentagon’s patented tricks.

Senators Issue Challenge: Vote On War in Yemen, or Get Out

A bipartisan vanguard is actually taking their constitutional authority seriously.

The Myths That Made an Empire

Contrary to what Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Bush have taught, America’s freedom …

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