Why is Guantanamo still open? Why has there been no public accounting for the Bush Administration's use of torture? Why does President Obama successfully claim the right to kill American citizens living abroad accused of terrorism, with only the flimsiest of “due process” protections? And why do civil libertarians lose arguments of this sort time and again? In 2008, Obama ran as a civil liberties candidate against the Bush legacy; today, his policies on drone strikes, indefinite detention, and executive power have given that legacy a bipartisan sheen. True, Obama has disavowed ... Read More
About Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni
Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni are the co-authors Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar. Goodman has worked as the speechwriter for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senator Chris Dodd. His work has appeared on the floors of both houses of Congress, national television and radio, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Soni is the managing editor of the Huffington Post Media Group. He has worked as a speech writer and policy aide in Washington, D.C.