A DrLorax Film: Preparing for the Someday Missile War: Episode: It’s a Simulation!

ACS Video Contest: Constitution in Crisis

Promote The General Welfare: Part 1

The New START Treaty

On June 17, 2010, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (The New START), between the United States and Russia.  Featured witnesses included: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue reading

When did war stop being inherently governmental?

In Congress, nine years after the initial engagement of military operations in Afghanistan, moral and strategic questions are being raised about military contracting in combat zones. Centrally, when it comes to war, what are inherently governmental functions? What war-related governmental functions are being outsourced and how does the expanded use of contractors and subcontractors affect … Continue reading

A Farewell to Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia

Yesterday, the people of the United States lost a distinguished advocate for peace, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia. A true character suited for historic legend, Senator Byrd served in the Senate for 51 years.  His impact and influence on the history, contemporary, and future of our nation are remarkable and will remain unforgettable. … Continue reading

Missile Defense: Like in “Spies Like Us”

Toward the end of the Congressional work day, Members of the House of Representatives will often call for one-hour Special Orders sessions during which they talk about various legislative issues. On May 6, 2009, Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, led the following session on Missile Defense. An interesting piece of political theater for one who … Continue reading