Friday, April 7, 2017
WASHINGTON- President Trump ordered the military on Thursday to carry out a missile
attack on Syrian forces for using chemical weapons against civilians. The unilateral attack
lacked authorization from Congress or from the United Nations Security Council, raising
the questions of whether he had legal authority to commit the act of war.
The strike raises two sets of legal issues. One involves international law and when it is lawful
for any nation to attack another. The other involves domestic law and who gets to decide-the president or Congress-Whether the United States should attack another country.
Did Trump have clear authority under international law to attack Syria?
No. The United Nations Charter, a treaty the United States has ratified, recognizes two
justifications for using force on another country's soil without its consent: the permission
of the Security council or a self-defense claim.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
To understand Donald Trump's potential to be a truly consequential president, it's necessary to grasp a fundamental reality of American politics today. His fellow Republicans are not only the ascendant party in Washington, they are the dominant party nationwide and at the state level.
"There has been an extraordinary collapse of the Democratic Party," says political scientist Bill Galston, a former White House adviser to President Bill Clinton.
Additionally, I will say that if Obamacare is not simultaneously replaced when repealed, analysts are predicting bankruptcy of insurance companies and massive insurance bailouts within the first 6 months of repeal. Obvious to say that this is just the beginning of many issues facing our country in a total non-judicial government control by Republicans.
U.S News/ Kenneth T. Walsh
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