My take on what presidents and presidential candidates can and can’t do:
My piece for the Hill on why Trump can’t be dismissed as a side show:
I have a new article out in Presidential Studies Quarterly: Libya, Syria, ISIS, and the Case against the Energetic Executive
My latest piece for the Hill:
I’m glad to see states are moving away from public display of the Confederate flag. It’s important to keep the specific history in mind here. Some who defend the Confederate flag argue it stands for states’ rights. In the Confederacy, however, slavery took precedent over states’ rights, as I explained here: https://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/charleston-the-confederate-flag-and-the-states%E2%80%99-rights-myth
Edelson Op-Ed in NH Union-Leader on Questions for Presidential Candidates About National Security PowerPosted: May 5, 2015
Here’s my latest piece on presidential power–in context of 2016 election.