Posts tagged “John McCain”

Time for Congress to Take Back Its War Powers

“It was a damn near-run thing,” said the Duke of Wellington. The …

Posted September 13th, 2013

How Bombing Reveals Obama’s Weakness

Allowing the Syrian civil war simply to rage on is a bad …

Posted September 9th, 2013

Syria’s War Redraws America’s Political Map

The current debate about whether the president should take military action against …

Posted September 6th, 2013

Congress Should Reject a War to Save Face in Syria

“Catastrophic!” said Sen. John McCain. If Congress votes no on a resolution …

Posted September 4th, 2013

‘Libertarian Populism’ Is a Stepchild of McCainism

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain waged a quixotic war …

Posted July 29th, 2013

In Search of Enemies (and Creating Them for No Reason)

A comment overheard at the right moment can leave as much of …

Posted June 27th, 2013

Rand Paul’s Impressive Evening

Rand Paul’s Reagan Library barbs about McCain’s photo-op with some jihadis inside …

Posted June 4th, 2013

John McCain’s Islamist Photo Op and the Problem with ‘Material Support’

Senator John McCain undermined the point of his trip to Syria—to prove …

Posted June 3rd, 2013

War Criminals in the Syrian Opposition?

The UN’s revelations should put to rest any lingering sentiment for intervention.

Posted May 7th, 2013

GOP Hawks’ Awkward Timing Restating the Case for Arming the Syrian Rebels

Shot: Chaser: Observation: Cotton supports arming an opposition movement even Peter King, Republican …

Posted May 6th, 2013

Chechens and American Hawks, an Interesting Alliance

In an important column, Justin Raimondo explores further the Chechen connection, which …

Posted April 24th, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Won’t Be Tried As an Enemy Combatant

The White House has announced that the 19 year-old surviving suspect of …

Posted April 22nd, 2013

Drones Elected JFK: A Brief History of Robot Planes

Last night’s epic talking filibuster by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, joined …

Posted March 7th, 2013

Chuck Hagel’s Thought Crime

Of all of defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s “inquisitors” at yesterday’s Senate …

Posted February 1st, 2013

Hagel on the Dock

I wonder if Chuck Hagel ever had the option of not behaving …

Posted February 1st, 2013

A Message to You, GOP: Strong Parties Win Majorities Rather Than Changing the Rules

The post-mortems are over. Most Republicans now admit what everyone else knows: …

Posted January 9th, 2013

Many of Congress’s Defense Hawks Are Retiring–But Don’t Get Too Excited

Politico reports on a number of lawmakers, high-profile upholders of the bipartisan military …

Posted December 10th, 2012