Executive Orders and recess appointments

This one will be short and sweet, because it’s a civic lesson that most people should have gotten in high school, and clearly didn’t. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 this week to invalidate President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations . . . Continue reading →

Repeal the War Powers Resolution

In 2011, as the U.S. and NATO intervened in Libya, I wrote a piece for World Politics Review on the War Powers Resolution. As we approach what looks to be the use of military force in Syria, I am reproducing it here. . . . Continue reading →

Hating Bush: Can we talk about Iraq yet?

I’ve delayed posting this for a few days, in part because I just moved and I’m up to my armpits in cardboard boxes, but also because I wrote it initially for Duck of Minerva, the inside-baseball site for the international relations profession. . . . Continue reading →

Barack W. Obama

President Obama’s foreign policy is a lot more conservative than either his supporters or his critics expected, and he’s taking a lot of heat about it.  A few weeks back, the New York Times did a piece titled “Obama’s Turn in Bush’s . . . Continue reading →