What Scottish independence would (and wouldn’t) mean. Angus Roxburgh reflects on what it means to be Scottish and why he will vote for independence next week.

How do you kill an idea? Alex Massie comments on why unionists have done such a poor job of persuading Scots to vote against independence.

Being Scottish and British. Massie also explains why he’ll still be voting ‘no’ next week.

The effects of Scottish independence on the rest of Britain. Adam Taylor considers the many things that would or could change after the September 18th referendum.

Obama’s “dumb war.” Rosa Brooks lists the reasons why the new war in Iraq and Syria fits the definition of being a “dumb” war.

Authorization for the use of a military forever. Robert Golan-Vilella explains why the 2001 AUMF doesn’t authorize the new war against ISIS.

How the U.S. made ISIS a threat. Zachary Keck makes the case that U.S. attacks on the group are responsible for its targeting of Americans.

Ted Cruz crashes the In Defense of Christians summit. Jonathan Coppage reports on Cruz’s ridiculous display at an event focused on Christian persecution.

Catalans wants independence, too. Der Spiegel reports on the upcoming Catalan independence referendum that Madrid refuses to recognize.

Moving Argentina’s capital. Filipe Campante considers the downsides of relocating the capital from Buenos Aires.