Mike Kinsley, writing at Politico, looks at the most ignored words in the Constitution: "The Congress shall have the power...to declare war." Of course, in today's political climate, it is probably easier to get a resolution past China and Russia on the Security Council at the UN than it would be to get something through John Boehner's House. Not least, because the GOP seems to be willing to change its criticisms on a near-daily basis to make sure they are not saying anything favorable about the President.
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In This Issue
- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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by Joshua J. McElwee NCR Today