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Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law

Former Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Pierre Prosper and I have authored an op-ed explaining why Rex Tillerson was right not to have accepted Senator Rubio's invitation to label Vladimir Putin a war criminal for Russian offenses in Syria before Tillerson has taken office and examined the facts.

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Creating Insecurity

In the middle of the inauguration, with 5,000 members of the DC National Guard deployed on duty, someone (who?) has decided that the right move is to fire the Commanding General of the Guard.  That's correct.  According to the Washington Post, as of 12:01 PM on January 20, Maj. Gen. Errol R.

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Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities

The Senate Intelligence Committee is currently holding an open hearing on "Russian Intelligence Activities," featuring testimony by DNI James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and FBI Director James Comey. Video of the hearing is available here.

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Trolling as Politics: Online Harassment Under President Trump

Just as we should keep a sharp eye out for signs that a Trump administration may be slouching toward authoritarianism—not because that danger is immediately present, but because the potential for it is real—we should also watch for signs that Trump-inspired online harassment is veering into state calls for punishment of critics or dissenters.

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