If you took all the lies out of political rhetoric, how much would be left? Apparently even less than usual this year. The latest, and perhaps biggest, lie — thus far — is that Donald Trump was cheated out of delegates in Colorado because the voters did not select the delegates.
Marty Lederman says in response to my posts that the big difference between the Bush and Obama preemption doctrines was that the Bush Administration “argued that international law permits the United States to engage in a ‘first use’ strike, in a nonconsenting state, against a state or nonstate actor that has not already engaged in an armed attack against the United States, before any threat of attack is ‘fully formed’ — indeed, even where the probability of any such future attack is ‘relatively low.’”
My wife had surgery yesterday and, with the anesthetic taking hours to wear off, had trouble reading. So I read her my favorite front-page story from a recent Wall Street Journal, a story about her and my favorite team--the Golden State Warriors--and favorite player--Stephen Curry. It's Ben Cohen, "Remaking Basketball the Warriors' Way," Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2016.
Pension Disaster: Puerto Rico’s recent financial woes have deflected attention from a problem potentially far “yuger,” as Donald Trump might say: The $3.4 trillion black hole at the center of state and local pensions.
When the three remaining Republican presidential hopefuls converge on California in the coming weeks, they will have to win over an electorate whose anger at Washington, D.C., burns across the partisan divide, a new Field Poll finds.
The gathering once dubbed as “Davos in the Desert” will make its way next week to the sleepy shores of San Diego, Calif. For the first time, the annual ASU+GSV Summit, which draws C-level executives and the who’s who of the education industry, won’t be held in Arizona.