Posts Tagged: War Powers
By any measure, the War Powers Act has failed to constrain presidential warmaking. A simpler step would be to stop funding wars.
Without so much as a vote by Congress, our whole planet could be destroyed.
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
Will the Syria debate get Congress to take a hard look at U.S. policy in the Middle East? Don't hold your breath.
While Robert Gates is spreading his soothing fictions about the U.S. military, Jim Webb is raising some uncomfortable facts.
The Obama administration is selling the U.S. public a pig in a poke with its military intervention in Libya.
The new British prime minister wants to limit his own war powers? What gives? What else does he have in mind?
President Bush believes in preventive war. On Iran, in particular, Rep. Peter DeFazio believes in preventing war.