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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Maddow Doctrine: We Need to Make War Hard Again | Kevin Drum,Mother Jones

Drum reviews Rachel Maddow's new book, Drift, and summarizes her arguments. For example:
And above all, Congress should start throwing its weight around again. It's fine to criticize presidents for accreting ever more power to themselves, but what do you expect when Congress just sits back and allows it to happen? Our real problem is congressional cowardice: They don't want the responsibility of declaring war, but they also don't want the responsibility of stopping it. So they punt, and war becomes ever more a purely executive function.
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