Members of Congress have abdicated to the president their constitutional responsibilities because of slavish devotion, staggering constitutional illiteracy, and a vassal-like conviction that the executive branch knows best.
The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.
The White House press corps is upset that Obama kept reporters from covering his signing of the Bart Stupak Mollification Executive Order Of 2010, instead opting to unceremoniously sign the order behind closed doors.
Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Rocha was brutalized for more than two years at his base in Bahrain after his refusal to hire a prostitute raised suspicions that he was gay. This is not an academic debate.
The Obama administration is rushing towards a unilateral plan to imprison people without trial. The proposal would cut Congress out of the process by using an executive order to essentially bring Gitmo stateside.
If the President issues a pardon, no later President can undo it. After George H. W. Bush pardoned the Iran-Contra defendants, Presidents Clinton could not say: "Hold on! I'm taking those pardons back!"