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Amash, King Represent GOP’s Competing Views on Congressional Approval

By: Matt McBride American children, if they have teachers who teach the real Constitution and not government propaganda, grow up learning that congressional approval is necessary for the United States to declare war and to appropriate funds to wage war. But, as a “distinguished” Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee once told Rep. Ron […]


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A Foreign Policy of Power

By Luke Marrazzo America was a country of strong national defense when we pursued the Jeffersonian policy of “peaceful relations with all, entangling alliances with none.”  Today’s policy of hyper-intervention, by contrast, fosters resentments and creates enemies. This foreign policy is no longer a policy of protecting Americans, but of power. After Snowden’s revelations about […]


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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By: Wesley Long Advocates of rational foreign policy celebrated legislative victories earlier this week with the passage, in the House of Representatives, of amendments limiting potential U.S. military involvement in Syria and Egypt.  As explained in this article from the McClatchy Washington Bureau, Representative Trey Radel’s (R-FL) amendment on Syria would: “Forbid any military action […]


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NDAA Indefinite Detention Upheld by Appeals Court

By: Wesley Long On Wednesday of last week, in a case before the United States Court of Appeals, the controversial section 1021 of the NDAA bill for FY2012 was upheld.  In their ruling, the court stated that the U.S. citizens suing the government “lack standing to seek preenforcement review of Section 1021 and vacate the […]


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Distractions, Distractions Everywhere

By Luke Marrazzo In the modern world, one has infinitely more access to current events and news than ever before, yet it is not unreasonable to suggest that the public is just as ill-informed and just as easily distracted as they were 50 years before the Internet. The State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman is […]


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