This piece by Reason editor Matt Welch does a nice job of covering some of the key issues. I agree with him that it really matters here that this is a volunteer army.
More generally, the bit that still astounds me is just how badly the Obama administration got the public relations aspects of the case wrong. I think this is a strong signal of politically and intellectually monochromatic backgrounds and perspectives within the administration.
Who was my favorite student this term?
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