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  • Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War?

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    Hundreds took to the streets as antiwar and social justice groups organized a demonstration in New York City against the US bombing of Syria and opposing endless US wars. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images)Hundreds of antiwar and social justice activists took to the streets in New York City to oppose endless wars and demonstrate against the US bombing of Syria on Apri 15, 2018. (Photo: Erik McGregor / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Under the guise of fulfilling its constitutional power to authorize military force, Congress is poised to consider legislation that would give the president a blank check to make war, with no limits, in at least six countries and against several groups.

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