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Obama war request puts congressional Democrats in a tight spot

By Byron York | 09/12/14 05:01 AM

Obama war request puts congressional Democrats in a tight spot

Some Capitol Hill lawmakers are baffled. What does President Obama want from Congress as he begins the U.S. military escalation in Iraq and Syria?
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Obama muddles his own case for war in Iraq

Obama muddles his own case for war in Iraq

By Timothy P. Carney | 09/12/14 05:00 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....
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Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

By Michael Barone | 09/11/14 05:00 AM

"Large" technology like steel mills, power stations and gas turbines tended to encourage large bureaucracies and large government. But "small" technology enables individuals to make personal choices.
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