Why this veteran will vote against a US strike in Syria
Writing in The Detroit News, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Md.), who served in the Vietnam and Iraq wars, lays out his case for voting against action in Syria.

Congress must vote to punish Assad
Clive Crook writes at Newsday that Congress must punish the Syrian President Bashar Assad to uphold the moral prohibition on chemical weapon use.

How Boehner can salvage his Speakership
Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine says that if rumors of Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) retirement are true, he might be able to get a few things done on his way out by thumbing his nose at the Tea Party.

Obama loses touch with reality
Peter Wehner at Commentary takes President Obama to task for claiming he didn’t set a "red line" in Syria.


Obama cancels LA trip as ‘no’ votes pile up
The president’s Hollywood fundraiser is on hold as he works to convince skeptical lawmakers on the merits of a strike against Syria, The Hill’s Justin Sink reports.

Senators to view CIA video of Syrian gas victims
Jeremy Herb at The Hill reports that the CIA will show lawmakers the effects of last month’s chemical weapons attack in Syria.