L'Shana Tova to everyone who is celebrating the holiday. And with that, I'm off for two days. First Rosh Hashanah with the oldest daughter off at college....ah well. Weekend posting should be according to regular schedule, and in the meantime I should have a column or two showing up in the usual places. At least if I get the edits done before sundown.
Meanwhile, a few things that I've done elsewhere this week:
I said that time is a luxury the House does have; everyone should stop accepting the idea that the nine legislative days they have scheduled this month is some sort of external constraint.
The "McCain Docrtrine" (that Congress should never turn down a president who wants war) is anti-constitutional nonsense.
It's important to blame Congress, not presidents, for "presidential overreach" on war powers. Congress is perfectly capable of restrain presidents; if they don't, that's on them, not on the White House.
And I stopped short of a "ignore those polls" on Syria, but I did advise extreme caution in using them to predict future opinion.