• Iranian military trucks carry surface-to-air missiles during a parade on the occasion of the country's Army Day, on April 18, 2017, in Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mr. President, leave declaring war to Congress

    By William D. Hartung
    William D. Hartung writes that the Senate must pass Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee's House bill to restore Congress' constitutional authority and prevent the executive branch from launching unnecessary "wars of choice," like a potential one with Iran
  • Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States seen posing for a picture during the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.

    Jared Kushner's peace plan is dead on arrival

    By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    Peter Bergen writes that Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan has no chance of success -- though the collapse of any real agreement has been a work in progress since the beginning of President Donald Trump's administration.
  • Employees turn their back on Agriculture secretary over being relocated to Kansas City

    Trump administration drains the swamp the wrong way

    By David Fontana
    Decentralizing the operations of the federal government by spreading its officials more widely around the country has always been a good idea in principle. But the way the Trump administration is trying to do it is badly flawed.
  • Trump calls it off

    By Richard Galant, CNN
    The decision to cancel a retaliatory strike on Iran came with an almost immediate disclosure of what had happened behind closed doors in the White House. Commentators said avoiding an escalation of the crisis was the right call.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald J. Trump listens to remarks from Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (unseen), before signing an order recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Trump signed an order recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory.Netanyahu is cutting short his visit to Washington due to a rocket attack in central Israel that had injured seven people. (Photo by Michael Reynolds - Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump is acting out of character. Here's why

    By Dean Obeidallah
    In the last few days, President Donald Trump flip-flopped on his order to launch a military strike on Iran and then suddenly delayed his much-hyped mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.
  • RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - JUNE 21:  In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on June 21, 2017 in Ramallah, West Bank. Kushner is in the Middle East to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (Photo by Thaer Ghanaim/PPO via Getty Images)

    Trump's Middle East plan is a refreshing change

    By Jon Lerner
    In his recent CNN.com article, Aaron David Miller claims to know the "real" goals of the Trump Middle East peace plan. This is strange, because Miller has not seen the plan or been involved with its creation. I have.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House June 20, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Trump's smart call on Iran

    By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    The President said an attack on Iran would not have been a "proportionate" response to Iran bringing down an unarmed US drone. Other good reasons, writes Peter Bergen, include the lack of buy-in from Congress and allies. Trump's decision to pull back is one of the better moments of his presidency.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joseph Biden (L) share a moment during a statement on the election results at the Rose Garden of the White House November 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won the election and will become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    For some black voters Joe Biden is deeply problematic. But Trump is even worse

    By Dorothy Brown
    Biden is not making it easy for black voters, including those black leaders with whom he has built up a reservoir of goodwill over the years, writes Dorothy Brown. As he tries to win the Democratic nomination in 2020, he should be careful--not cocky, not defiant--about rhetoric that offends people of color: the black vote may be his to lose.
  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 27:  Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) smiles as she is introduced at the National Forum on Wages and Working People: Creating an Economy That Works for All at Enclave on April 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Six of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are attending the forum, held by the Service Employees International Union and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, to share their economic policies.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Democrats, ya gotta believe in Elizabeth Warren to get her elected

    By Jess McIntosh
    Like many watching the 2020 presidential race this closely this early, I don't have a favorite yet. My goal this primary season is to help make sure that the women running for President are taken as seriously as the men. So Elizabeth Warren's recent rise in polls is exciting, mostly because of what it can mean about the electorate.
  • US President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office to speak with reporters at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2019. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Five keys to Trump re-election bid

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    President Trump will try to light a spark under his 2020 campaign as he kicks off his re-election bid Tuesday night in Florida. Coming after reports of terrible internal polling on key battleground states, the President will officially begin the long and grueling pr