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Imperial Presidency

Method to Madness in GOP Talk of Obama Impeachment

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP knows that crying, "Obama is cavalierly using his executive power to bypass Congress and legislate from the Oval Office!" will trigger a powerful public backlash and reinforce its usual charge against him of dictatorial abuse. It has played this card with maximum skill in its fierce fight to wrest back control of the Senate.

Obama, Civil Liberties, And The Presidency: An Interview With Gene Healy

Radley Balko | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Gene Healy has been one of the more prominent and consistent critics of presidential power going back to the Clinton administration. (Disclosure: Heal...

Obama's Power Grabs Create an Imperial Presidency

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

This president has engaged in a series of unprecedented power grabs during his term of office. The past week's amnesty plan is just the latest in a long train of imperial abuses. And he's done all this knowing he still has to stand for reelection.

My Three Favorite Excuses for Obama's Epic Failures

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Every time Obama gets criticized even by people like me who voted for him, the excuses roll out from diehard supporters.

Libya and Obama's Embrace of the Imperial Presidency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.

Unfortunately, Obama Is Expanding the Imperial Presidency

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Schwartz

A recent Global Research article by Tom Burghardt provides a chilling (if also somewhat hyperbolic) account of recent raids on activists in what many ...

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

The Silence of the Sheep

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

I recently reported that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged that "the U.S. may, with executive approval, deliberately target and kill U.S. citizens who are suspected of being involved in terrorism."

Teflon Dick: How Cheney Uses Media For Protection

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Dick Cheney has committed unconstrained, and as yet unprosecuted offenses, that include circumventing the Constitution and lying the nation into war.

The Imperial Presidency

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Statements by the administration that the president may be considering picking and choosing among provisions of laws passed by Congress, like Bush, are disturbing.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head (Part IV): A New Check on the Court to Defend the Rule of Law

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The false national consensus that national security should trump constitutional protections for liberty and privacy exemplifies such collusion today.

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.

Dick Cheney: Unplugged and Unglued

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

During a Fox News segment, Cheney calmly claimed that the president is not bound by law during times of war. Allow that thought to sink in for a moment before continuing your day.

Friday Talking Points [39] -- Republican Elitism Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For only the fourth (or fifth, depending on how you count) time in his presidency, George W. Bush had a veto overridden by both houses of Congress thi...