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I was intrigued by this new Kindle e-book “single” system for self-publishing works that are more like long articles or essays than entire books, so I have decided to try it out as an experiment. It’s called “Power Wars: Unmasking National Security Legal Policy Deliberations Under Bush & Obama,” and Amazon just made it available for downloading, priced at 99 cents. If you like it, please tell others whom you think might be interested or click “like” etc. Thanks!

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When the President’s top lawyers disagree about sensitive issues, should newspapers treat those internal arguments as front-page news – even at the risk of chilling the candor of the legal advice offered to the commander-in-chief? How should the public evaluate the work of the politically appointed lawyers who determine the rules within which executive branch policymakers may operate?

Pulitzer Prize-winner Charlie Savage, a Washington correspondent for the New York Times, makes the case for revealing the questions that executive branch lawyers struggle with behind closed doors. He argues that a crucial lesson of the post-9/11 era has been that such internal fights matter enormously, especially in national security disputes that are rarely tested in court. And, drawing on his work as an author and a reporter, he offers models to help understand the impact that the Bush and Obama legal teams have had on American democracy – and provides a framework for analyzing a recurring question: Has President Barack Obama become indistinguishable from George W. Bush as he carries forward the continuing war on Al Qaeda and its allies?

Adapted from a keynote address to the Harvard Law School-Brookings conference “Law, Security, & Liberty After 9/11: Looking to the Future,” on September 17, 2011.
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today/now your featured as http://goo.gl/news/WCOz at https://news.google.com/news?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us for
White House Tries to Prevent Judge From Ruling on Surveillance Efforts New York Times 1 hour ago Written by +Charlie Savage goes to http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/us/white-house-tries-to-prevent-judge-from-ruling-on-surveillance-efforts.html on +The New York Times WASHINGTON - The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that recent disclosures ...
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1 more Cheney nugget: confirms played pres in apocalyptic DOD continuity-of-govt exercises in 80s (James Mann scoop in Rise of the Vulcans)
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That James Mann because was a mini-classic of political writing.
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DOJ seeks dismissal of Kucinich v Obama (re Libya) - plaintiffs have no standing & war powers are a political question http://bit.ly/n7BEL6
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+Charlie Savage Your work is very appreciated by many, believe me. You are one of the best reporters in this country. Keep up the outstanding work.
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Food-truck entrepreneurialism: Yay capitalism!
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While visiting parents, dug out 80s Transformers comics & read #s 1-8 to 5-year-old, who was amazed at real storytelling, unlike the movies
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Was eagerly awaiting Cheney book, but disappointingly sparse on legal policy. Guess I was envisioning the 1 David Addington will never write
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You would need to subpoena a book from Addington, and even then it would be evasive and indignant that he should have to submit himself to such a thing. - http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/printers/110th/43152.PDF
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Much more Cheney book nuggets here, Some historical stuff and some in-the-weeds stuff for people interested in presidential power legal policy disputes, especially. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/26/us/politics/20110826_CHENEY_MEMOIR.html
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Father-in-law's new Classical music novel, feat. allegories explaining composers & mystery re tonalist/modalist theory http://amzn.to/mYxP2u

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Meanwhile five year old's grandpa read him 1940s/50s Walt Disney comics & showed him a Flash Gordon serial.
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  • Yale Law School
    M.S.L., 2002 - 2003
  • Harvard College
    A.B. English and American Literature and Language, 1994 - 1998
  • North Side High School (Fort Wayne, IN)
    1990 - 1994
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  • The New York Times
    Washington Correspondent, 2008 - present
  • The Boston Globe
    Washington Correspondent, 2003 - 2008
  • The Miami Herald
    Staff Reporter, 1999 - 2003
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