Congress should declare war on ISIL, and why that’s not crazy.

A declaration of war in the end is a symbolic act more than a legal one. We are, like it or not, already at war. Though largely symbolic, it would serve to advance our goals by clarifying our purpose and telling the world, friend or foe, that America has made a serious commitment to defending ourselves and our allies.

GOP Candidates Get a Second Chance to Debate Economic Policy

Last time, the moderators from CNBC made themselves the story. They succeeded in uniting the GOP field against them. It was a good night for those who were quick on their feet, those who excel at the debate format. For those who wanted an opportunity to get their message on policy out to the public, they were largely denied much of a chance. As a vehicle for getting substantive discussion out, the third debate fell way short.