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United States and Cuba: Dec. 17, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 Cold War/1962 Selected Primary Resources Press Conferences and News Selected Historical Sources Dec. 17, 2014 On Dec. 17, 2014, President Obama announced dramatic changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba. He and Cuban President Raul Castro had spoken on the phone for over 45 minutes the day before. The announcement coincided with the …Read the Rest

The CIA, Interrogations, etc.

On Dec. 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 525-page summary of its classified, 6682-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques and possible torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11 until Dec., 2007. (The “torture report” in most of the reporting.) The Committee had voted 14-1 to make the summary public after it was completed. …Read the Rest

DOJ Documents from Cleveland Police Investigation

The following documents were released by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the N.D. Ohio. While these are available as attachments to a “news” page within the N.D. Ohio portion of DOJ’s sprawling website, I have placed them here for now pending their availability at what seems likely to be a more permanent and …Read the Rest

Executive Office’s Immigration Actions

On November 20th President Obama spoke to the nation about the actions the executive branch was taking in regard to immigration laws. In a 15-minute speech the President outlined three actions to fix America’s immigration system. First, additional resources will be added to aid law enforcement at the borders. Second, a system will be created to …Read the Rest

Euthanasia

Brittany Maynard’s recent assisted suicide in Oregon reignited the debate over euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide or mercy killing. Ms. Maynard garnered sympathy with videos, a final family trip to the Grand Canyon, and even a temporary period of second-guessing her decision. Presenting the “other view” of an individual decision, Diane Coleman asks in …Read the Rest

Affordable Care Act and Subsidies

Updated (Nov. 14, 2014) This is a compilation of works by CWRU Law Prof. Jonathan Adler (and co-author Michael Cannon) that argue that an IRS rule purporting to extend “tax credits and subsidies to the purchase of health insurance in federal exchanges created in states without exchanges of their own… lacks statutory authority.” The scholarship contributes …Read the Rest