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Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, May 31, 2012

TOO MUCH POWER FOR A PRESIDENT
EDITORIAL
NEW YORK TIMES

[T]he Defense Department is currently killing suspects in Yemen without knowing their names, using criteria that have never been made public. ... [U]nder Mr. Obama, scores of suspects have been killed but only one taken into American custody. The precedents now being set will be carried on by successors who may have far lower standards. ... To provide real assurance, President Obama should publish clear guidelines for targeting to be carried out by nonpoliticians, making assassination truly a last resort, and allow an outside court to review the evidence before placing Americans on a kill list. And it should release the legal briefs upon which the targeted killing was based.

WISCONSIN REACHES FOR THE LAST RESORT
BY E.J. DIONNE
WASHINGTON POST

The paradox of Wisconsin is that, although recalling a governor would be unusual. Wisconsin has had successful conservative governors before, Republican Tommy Thompson prominent among them. They enacted conservative policies without turning the state upside down. They sought to win over their opponents rather than to inhibit their capacity to oppose. Walker seems to enjoy a slight advantage in the polls, having vastly outspent his foes up to now. ... This recall should not have had to happen. But its root cause was not the orneriness of Walker's opponents but a polarizing brand of conservative politics that most Americans, including many conservatives, have good reason to reject.

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