Last week, in honor of Veterans Day, the Monkey Cage ran several military-themed posts, including a survey of how those in uniform view President Trump, research on how many veterans serve in Congress (and why that matters), and the current standing (and ongoing expansion) of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). […]
One of my biggest concerns when Donald Trump was elected was that he’d be too much of a legislative tyrant. His experience as CEO and Chairman of the Board for multiple companies meant he was accustomed to getting his initiatives done one way or another. I assumed he’d make ultimatums, force multiple issues with his congressional majority, push an agenda that wasn’t aligned with conservative | Read More »
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There is one thing that a deeply divided America agrees about: Everyone is angry at Congress. Approval ratings are in the single digits. Citizens feel frustrated and ignored by the democratic process. Civic discourse has degenerated into shouting matches or worse. What Americans might not realize is that many who work for Congress feel just as […]
It’s Veterans Day – not a bad time to give some thought to the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). The AUMF, which Congress passed in 2001 in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has been back in the news lately. After four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger in October, members […]
With four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger, debate has begun again about how much power Congress should have — or use — to oversee foreign military operations. That has included Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). But there’s another important question, as well: How and when does […]
Last week, House Republicans unveiled their tax plan, and its initial prospects do not look very good. Already, Democratic leaders, key interest groups and even some Republican members are opposed. Betting markets are pessimistic. In short, the early money is that Republican-led tax reform won’t be any more successful than Republican-led Obamacare repeal. Fortunately for Republicans, there is a […]
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) recently denounced President Trump’s behavior and announced that they will not seek reelection in 2018. Many wonder if severing their ties to voters will free the senators to vote more often against Trump. Don’t hold your breath. Voting counter to the interests of voters back home […]