Stanley Kutler

Stanley Kutler is the author of The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon, Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes, The American Inquisition: Cold War Political Trials, and numerous other books and articles. . He taught constitutional and legal history for 35 years at the University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 12:14pm
What Gov. Walker Won’t Tell You
There is a kernel of truth in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s claim of a “budget shortfall” of $137 million. But Walker, a Republican, failed to tell the state that less than two weeks into his term as governor, he, with his swollen Republican majorities in the Wisconsin Legislature, pushed through $117 million in tax breaks for business allies of the GOP. There is your crisis.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 12:12pm
Closing Guantanamo
The U.S. government's failure to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center for alleged terrorists continues to haunt and color our standing in the world. Barack Obama and John McCain both endorsed closing the facility. Even President George W. Bush has been known to utter such a heretical idea, and some of his top aides have expressed similar sentiments.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 2:40pm
A Government of Law, Not Fear
The Constitution holds, albeit by a slender thread. The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote in Boumediene v. Bush, ruled unconstitutional a 2006 law barring enemy combatants held at Guantanamo from seeking writs of habeas corpus. For now, we are not under Chief Justice John Roberts’ or Justice Antonin Scalia’s constitution. Fear reigns in their dissent amid Cassandra-like threats that we are doomed unless we scrap our constitutional protections for the duration of that never-ending and nebulous “war on terror.”
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