Wiretap: War? What war?
Al Hunt makes the case, first made by Thomas Jefferson, that Barack Obama needs congressional approval to fight the war – which the White House won’t quite say is a war – against the Islamic State. There are two problems with getting this authorization. Obama doesn’t want to ask for it. And Congress doesn’t want him to ask. Via Bloomberg View.
What do we really know about drivers being stoned now that we’ve legalized marijuana in Colorado? Vox argues that we still don’t know much.
Yes, the United States has moved slowly on climate change, but it won’t really matter how we move if we can’t get China to move, too. Via Rolling Stone.
Meanwhile in Texas, proposed textbooks teach about climate change and doubt. Via the National Journal.
Does it make any difference to America if Scotland votes for independence? David Frum offers five reasons why it would. Via the Atlantic.
Hillary Clinton has at least two problems – one named Bill and one named Barack. Via the New Yorker.
If you already think the world is going to hell in a hand basket, you might not want to read this Roger Cohen column – The Great Unraveling. It’s just going to make you even more depressed. Via the New York Times.
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