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What is classified information, and who gets to decide?

A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Strikes against Syria: Did Trump need permission from Congress?

Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
Lincoln in 1858; Trump in his official White House portrait, 2017. Abraham Byers/unknown

Five lessons Trump could learn from Lincoln

The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.

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