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Congress Grows a Spine: Thank Donald Trump for the Belated Attempt to Enforce the Constitution's Separation of Powers Mar. 20, 2019

Jacob Sullum

The War Powers Resolution, which Congress passed in 1973, and the National Emergencies Act, which it... Read More

Debate Over Isis Bride's Citizenship Not About Trump Feb. 24, 2019

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — In 2014, Hoda Muthana, then 20 years old, left Alabama to become an ISIS bride in... Read More

Trump Courts Trouble in Venezuela Feb. 21, 2019

Steve Chapman

When it comes to foreign policy, it's never clear whether American presidents have forgotten past fa... Read More

In Trump's Haste for a Foreign-Policy Victory, He Must Not Abandon Afghanistan Feb. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Trump administration, anxious for some kind of a foreign-policy victory after repeated false sta... Read More

Troops Pay the Price for Trump's Syria Blunder Jan. 22, 2019

Daily Editorials

The tragic deaths of U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday underscore how wrong — dead wr... Read More

Abnormal Times Jan. 18, 2019

Linda Chavez

In normal times, the killing of four Americans and wounding of three others on foreign soil would pr... Read More

The Middle Way Jan. 15, 2019

William Murchison

One unremarked side effect of the uproar that goes by the name of Donald Trump is the hardening ever... Read More

Good Riddance to UNESCO Jan. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

As of the opening of the new year, the United States is no longer a member of the United Nations Edu... Read More

Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On? Jan. 04, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does ... Read More

Trump's Right About 'Ridiculous' Misuse of US Forces Jan. 02, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Donald Trump has been complaining for years about the promiscuous use of American military personnel... Read More

How the War Party Lost the Middle East Jan. 01, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

"Assad must go, Obama says." So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. The story ... Read More

As in Kipling's Day, Military Deployments Needed to Prevent Unknowable Threats Dec. 28, 2018

Michael Barone

The numbers are small, the terrain unfamiliar, the cast of characters chaotic and the clash of inter... Read More

Syria and a Media That Cried Wolf Dec. 24, 2018

Daily Editorials

When the Trump White House revoked one of CNN's nearly 50 permanent press passes, many Washington re... Read More

Leaving Syria Beats the Alternative Dec. 23, 2018

Steve Chapman

There are two established rules for withdrawing American troops from foreign conflicts. The first is... Read More

Will Trump Hold Firm on Syrian Pullout? Dec. 21, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there," wrote President Donald Trump, as h... Read More

Kicking Allies Dec. 21, 2018

Mona Charen

President Donald Trump's behavior is unprecedented, but his decision to withdraw our troops from Syr... Read More

Trump's Delusional ISIS Policy Dec. 21, 2018

Linda Chavez

Donald Trump has vanquished the Islamic State group, and it is time for American troops to come home... Read More

Are We Taking Our Security for Granted Amid Trump Chaos? Dec. 21, 2018

Froma Harrop

Wander the twinkling streets of Manhattan in this holiday season and marvel. Not at the wondrous sto... Read More

If Americans Can't Drive in Afghanistan, Can We Remake Syria? Sep. 12, 2018

Terence Jeffrey

Seventeen years ago, U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban and prevent al-Qaida f... Read More

Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria? Sep. 11, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he... Read More