Aug 24

French lessons: from revolutionary Philadelphia to Libya with love



Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.

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With Gadhafi on the ropes, Philadelphia’s French fetish is hard to miss.



Jun 16

The Fog of the War Powers Act: Why We Should Embrace the Constitution’s Ambiguity



Posted 2 years, 10 months ago.

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The Libya back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in a decades-long struggle between Congress and the president.



Jun 16

Constitution Check: Did Barack Obama have the constitutional authority to use force in Libya?



Posted 2 years, 10 months ago.

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On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 10 House members filed a lawsuit against the president challenging U.S. participation in the Libya military mission. At issue are the requirements of the War Powers Act of 1973.



Mar 25

Libya, war powers, and the power of persuasion



Posted 3 years, 0 months ago.

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Since Vietnam, presidents have continued to send the military into action without prior congressional approval. But is it constitutional?