William Banks

Syracuse University

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Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University and an expert on constitutional and national-security law and counterterrorism

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Senior officials in the Trump Justice Department really have suspected the president of allegiance to Russia. They considered invoking the 25th Amendment.

President Trump, Russia and the 25th Amendment

Senior officials in the Trump Justice Department really have suspected the president of allegiance to Russia. They considered invoking the 25th Amendment.

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The New York Times has published a  lengthy account  of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals."

Obama's 'Kill List' and the Rules of War

The New York Times has published a lengthy account of what it calls, "the strangest of bureaucratic rituals."

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Soon after President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he began authorizing the killing of individuals deemed threatening to the United States.

Obama the Warrior in a New Kind of War

Soon after President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he began authorizing the killing of individuals deemed threatening to the United States.

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P eople like Becky Dennison are working to address to one  of America’s most urgent crises with a straightforward approach.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Buckle up.

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