Foreign Policy

Will the War Party Wield the Speaker’s Gavel?

We’re witnessing a fascinating thing: Congress is actually debating and voting on something.
For the first time in a century—and only the second time since the Civil War—the vote for the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representati…

In the middle of his term as Secretary of State, the future president John Quincy Adams requested permission to address a joint session of Congress. Such a request is unheard of in modern times. What was on his mind?

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It is important to focus on the Constitution, the document that President Biden and the Democrats and even some Republicans have suddenly discovered and begun revering

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“You can send a man to Congress but you can’t make him think,” quipped comedian Milton Berle in the 1950s. To update Berle for our times: You can spend $60 billion a year on intelligence agencies but you can’t make politicians read their reports. Instead, most politicians remain incorrigibly ignorant and hopelessly craven when presidents drag America into new foreign fiascos.

Congressional docility has been paving the way to war since at least the Vietnam era. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson invoked an alleged North Vietnamese attack on a U.S. destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin to ram a resolution through Congress giving LBJ unlimited authority to attack North Vietnam. LBJ had decided earlier that year to attack North Vietnam to boost his reelection campaign. The Pentagon and White House quickly recognized that the core allegations behind the Gulf of Tonkin resolution were false but exploited them to sanctify the war.


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Washington’s Whoppers on the War in Ukraine

Posted by Ada Coddington Militant defenders of Ukraine might be surprised by the country’s anti-democratic tendencies. U.S. leaders have amassed a long track record of deception about Washington’s international objectives and the nature of U.S. foreign clients. Modest or even minor threats and disruptions became supposed existential threats to America’s security, as well as threats […]

What many Americans do not realize, however, is that the federal government’s Cuban embargo is also an attack on the fundamental rights and liberties of the American people. 

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Instead of a declaration of war, Biden, along with Bush, Obama, and Trump before him, relies on the authorization to use military force (AUMF) passed by Congress in the wake of 9/11 to justify military action across the globe. But this stretches the president’s constitutional authority far beyond the breaking point.

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That’s the definition of insanity – trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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