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Vice Presidential Powers

The Rise of American Czarism

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Presidents almost always usurp power. And while Obama will hopefully usurp it less, the move towards American Czarism will no doubt continue to imperil our democracy.

VP Matters Because Cheney Changed the Game

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Cheney, by excluding himself from the executive branch and running a secretive and mysterious office, has shown that the VP has once-unimagined powers.