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Declaration of War

Congress Should Reject War Authorization Against Islamic State: Tell President No to Stupid War

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

President Barack Obama finally is obeying the law. He wants Congress to authorize military action against the Islamic State. That's what the Constitution requires.

The Worst Cancer of All

William Astore | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
William Astore

The USA is like a patient whose antibodies have run wild, a patient whose antibodies have turned on external threats even when they're not threats, a patient whose antibodies are now attacking healthy tissue within the American body politic.

Stay Out of Syria's Inferno: Americans Want Peace, Not Another War

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress. Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration. And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

War in Libya: Barack Obama Gets in Touch With His Inner Neocon

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Libya is not America's war. Washington, overwhelmed with current deficits and future liabilities, cannot afford to be world's permanent 911 number.