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With the war on ISIL exploding into Syria, President Barack Obama has yet to explain why he has the constitutional authority to wage it in the first place. Two weeks ago, anonymous White House sources claimed that Obama’s new initiative was covered by old congressional authorizations for military campaigns against Al Qaeda in 2001 and Saddam Hussein in 2002. But these initial efforts at justification provoked a chorus of professional criticism coming from all points of the political spectrum.
The administration has responded with silence. Neither the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel nor the White House Counsel has issued a serious legal opinion presenting its side of the argument. This represents a profound breach of the rule of law. Worse yet, Congress’ failure to address the constitutional issues during its regular session threatens to create a legal vacuum which only the courts will be in a position to resolve. Unless extraordinary steps are taken, the result will be the worst of all possible worlds, in which a problematic Supreme Court decision only exacerbates the ongoing crisis of constitutional legitimacy.
The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million.
After allowing the Paycheck Fairness Act to move forward last week, Senate Republicans turned around on Monday evening and unanimously voted to block the bill, which would ban salary secrecy and tighten rules to try to narrow the gender wage gap.
A sixth-grade teacher at a Washington, D.C., middle school is in deep water after assigning students to make comparisons between former president George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler in a class project.