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Jason Linkins Discusses Czars On MSNBC: "Nothing To Do With Russian Imperialism"

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The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins was on MSNBC Thursday with conservative blogger Liz Mair, discussing the recent czar-mania. Linkins touched on the history of czars in the White House and took a look at some of the hysteria surrounding the Obama administration's use of appointees who don't require Congressional approval.

"We should be clear," Linkins said, "A czar is a shorthand that allows the media to express 'Border Czar' instead of 'Department Of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary For Border Affairs.' It has nothing to do with Russian imperialism."