Congress Should Still Vote on Trump’s Syrian Strike

Apr 17, 2018

Launching missiles against another country is nothing short of an act of war. The Constitution gives Congress the sole authority to declare war, not the president. When he ordered a “surgical” bombing strike against Syria in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons...

The Lessons of the West’s Incompetence in Syria

Apr 16, 2018

For all of President Trump’s bombastic threats, the actual attack made no effort to damage Assad’s grip on power or to tilt the balance in the civil war. The recent allied attack against Syria was a deliberately crafted gesture which amounted to no more than a statement that the use of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Trump’s “Outrage” Over Syria

Apr 16, 2018

Ever since the start of his campaign in 2015 and even before, Trump has made it clear what kinds of things outrage him. Reuters obtained from “a source familiar with the internal debate at the White House” the following insight about Donald Trump’s psychology after seeing photographs of...

An Empowered Fool is At the Helm

Apr 24, 2017

Donald Trump’s disinterest in learning and building a substantive base for decision-making is appalling. Virtually all US presidents seem to learn very quickly how to use America’s military might to kill, maim and destroy. It doesn’t seem to matter at all what they promised to the never...

Is the White House Changing Trump?

Apr 17, 2017

Recent US actions in Syria and criticism of Russia prove that the reality of governing is a perspective like no other, which President Trump may be slowly coming around to appreciating. There was something for everyone in America’s punitive cruise missile strike on the Syrian airbase earlier...