My Armenian Uber driver today – who only spoke passable English – went into a tirade about U.S. foreign policy since the 1950’s. He told me about the Shah of Iran, the Iraq/Iran war, Libya, funding the Taliban, and how all the destabilization has lead to the growth of ISIS. I told him that maybe…Details
An early draft of an Executive Order Pres. Donald Trump will likely issue Jan. 26 features a provision that sets the stage for further unconstitutional military intervention in Syria.Details
“While I hope we can take President Trump at his word when it comes to foreign policy, I also we think we should hold him to his word – especially his encouraging words last week.”Details
News outlets have reported that U.S. and Russian negotiators reached an agreement about future military operations in Syria, including a (very optimistic) “cease fire” between the Syrian government and the rebels. Obviously, this deal is not going to be submitted to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent. Does that make it potentially unconstitutional, like the nuclear deal with Iran and the Paris climate agreement?Details
What’s the best way to support veterans? Stop creating so many new ones with unconstitutional, undeclared wars. That’s a good first step.
From the National Constitution Center Bruce Ackerman is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. His latest book is We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution. Louis Fisher is Scholar in Residence at the Constitution Project. He previously worked for four decades at the Library of Congress as a Senior Specialist…Details
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