The precarious state of war powers

It has been long established by analysts across the political spectrum that Congress has ceded vast constitutional authority to the presidency. On a variety of issues—spending, immigration, diplomacy —the Oval Office enjoys ever-growing autonomy. Meanwhile, the legislative branch displays public outrage at its leakage of power but is quietly relieved it doesn’t have to make the tough choices. In perhaps no area of governance is this dynamic more evident than the current state of war powers….(Read more)

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