MarketplaceMiller Center Series: Days of Fire, The Political Partnership of George Bush and Dick CheneyOn Wednesday, November 20th, the Miller Center hosted Peter Baker, former senior White House correspondent for the New York Times, for a discussion of the eight-year Bush-Cheney administration, considered by some to be “the most captivating political partnership since Nixon and Kissinger.” During his time as President of the United States, George W. Bush confronted […]View post
MarketplaceVeterans Appreciation Dinner: Closing RemarksBecause of my work with this organization and this event, I have often been asked what connection I have to the military. My answer tends to be fairly simple: I have none. As Tristan mentioned earlier, one of the aims of Operation Flag the Lawn is to work to bridge the military-civilian divide, starting […]View post
MarketplaceDrug Legalization Debate: Part VBen Rudgley, Patrick Kyle College of Arts and Sciences ’16 Even if we found consensus that drugs ought to be legalized from both the supply and demand sides, the question of how to implement policies aimed at the general objective of decriminalization, legalization and privatization of the industry is far murkier. Any pupil of American politics […]View post
MarketplaceMiller Center Series: Surrender at AppomattoxOn Wednesday, November 13th, the American Forum at the Miller Center hosted Dr. Elizabeth R. Varon, a noted Civil War historian, for a discussion of her upcoming book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. Dr. Varon is the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History here at the University […]View post
MarketplaceMiller Center Series: Andrew Jackson and the Troubled Birth of DemocracyNora Neus College of Arts and Sciences ’16 On Friday afternoon, November 11, the Miller Center hosted world-renowned scholar, H.W. Brands from the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss the life and politics of President Andrew Jackson as a part of the Miller Center’s 2013-2014 Historical Presidents Series. In a scintillating and engaging lecture, Dr. […]View post
Three pseudonymous perspectives
on the constitutionality of the recently disclosed domestic surveillance programs of the National Security Agency >
When former CIA and NSA employee Edward Snowden revealed top-secret military documents to the British newspaper The Guardian while employed for a contractor under the National Security Administration (NSA), he sparked an international debate on privacy and national security that rages to this day...