Tag Archive: Syria

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The Fog of War Powers: Did Trump Have the Power to Authorize the Airstrike on Syria?

At the beginning of the week, it seemed like the biggest news would be the ongoing battle over whether the Senate would approve Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court … aaaaand then came Thursday’s news that President Donald Trump authorized an airstrike against a Syrian air base.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.14.16

A. It’s Pi Day 2016! Have you hugged your favorite non-repeating, non-terminating decimal today? NPR

B. After weeks of unrest and debate, Harvard Law School has decided to drop its seal, which celebrates a slaveholding family. Progress! Patch

C. North Carolina officials are considering charging Donald J. Trump with incitement after one of his supporters sucker punched a protestor. Think Progress

D. Paramount and CBS are suing a group making an unauthorized, fan-funded Star Trek movie. We say to those entertainment behemoths, “Live short, and suffer.” CNBC

E. Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he’s withdrawing most Russian forces from Syria. Putin was quoted as saying, “We won! No questions, please.” Reuters