How We Go to War Looking At the War Powers Resolution

With the country’s attention on developments in Syria, the Fog Of Policy returns from a summer hiatus with a look at how this country goes to war. Continue reading

Notes from Across the Ocean The 5 Things I Learned about America by Living Abroad

There’s an old story about a man who travels far and wide in search of a treasure, only to discover that what he was looking for was back home the whole time. It’s a cute little story and it’s not … Continue reading

Irrationally Informed Four Things Your Friends Get Wrong About the US Economy

It’s getting harder and harder to get folks to agree on the basics. It used to be – or so I’m told – that Democrats and Republicans shared a common vision for the country and simply disagreed on how to … Continue reading

The Syria Paradox Why the United States Can't and Must Intervene

On April 28th, Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) appeared on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ and provided the country with a fine example of either ignorance or what I have elsewhere called ‘the politics of performance’ – which is a polite partial synonym for … Continue reading

The First Challenge On the (Still) Radical Notion that People Should Govern Themselves

A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the sad state of affairs in Washington; namely, the inability of the two major parties to reach any sort of meaningful consensus on how to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges … Continue reading