Dust-Up: Congress at War

John Yoo and Bruce Ackerman debate the wrangling between Congress and the president over wartime authority.

  • War for the government

    The Constitution may not be a suicide pact, but should it be a blank check? John Yoo and Bruce Ackerman debate the wrangling between Congress and the president over wartime authority.

  • Why bother declaring war?

    The United States has waged countless wars without formal declaration. Is it time to amend the Constitution and eliminate the language about declaring war in Article I Section 8? John Yoo and Bruce Ackerman debate the wrangling between Congress and the president over wartime authority.

  • Constitution of convenience

    Bill Clinton ignored Congress in the Balkans. George W. Bush ignores Congress in Iraq. Why should we take Republicans and Democrats seriously when they talk about the Constitution? John Yoo and Bruce Ackerman debate the wrangling between Congress and the president over wartime authority.

  • Iraq and the wobbly Congress

    Congress authorized the use of force in Iraq; do they have any business saying "Stop the ride, I want to get off" now? John Yoo and Bruce Ackerman debate the wrangling between Congress and the president over wartime authority.

  • Congress at war

    How much authority does the Congress have to direct the way a war is waged? John Yoo and Bruce Ackerman debate the wrangling between Congress and the president over wartime authority.

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