The distance in accountability between the highest and the lowest must be shortened.
Some 2020 Democratic hopefuls are turning to a surprising source for counsel.
President Trump’s tweets, other public statements, and actions are causing world leaders to doubt the reliability of the United States on the world stage.
In the wake of the Democratic victory in the North Carolina Governor’s race, the Republican-controlled legislature has stripped the Governor’s office of significant power.
Has the legislative branch abdicated its responsibility in US foreign policy?
A critic of the imperial presidency becomes an imperial president.
In the end, there appears to be very little, if anything, the GOP can do to stop or roll back the executive actions the President will announce Thursday evening.
John Boehner’s latest political move is designed mostly to appease the GOP base, but it’s likely a non-starter from a legal point of view.
There are legitimate issues regarding Presidential overreach and separation of powers that President Obama’s actions while in office have raised. But none of that will be discussed in our hyperpartisan political culture.
A clash over Separation Of Power and the Imperial Presidency, coming soon to a Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.
David Brooks thinks that the problem with American Government is that the Presidency isn’t strong enough.
Some Members of Congress are talking about pushing a bill imposing new sanction on Iran despite the deal reached in Geneva yesterday.
The Imperial Presidency didn’t start with Barack Obama, but his PPACA “fix” does much to expand it into questionable new territory.
A contrite President Obama offered a “fix” for one of the biggest problems that the PPACA has created.
Even if you trust the current occupant of the White House to exercise the powers granted to the agencies operating in secret under him, do you trust all future Presidents?
We really don’t need to be treating Inauguration Day like it’s the coronation of a new King.
My latest for World Policy Review, “Oversight or Not, Drones Are Here to Stay,” has posted.
Charlie Savage documents a major shift in Barack Obama’s philosophy of presidential authority.
According to some historians, a President isn’t truly great unless he involves America in a bloody and destructive war.
No, the Obama Administration is not plotting to nationalize the economy in the name of some “national emergency.”
Many people seem to have a rather inappropriate view of their relationship to the President of the United States.
Not surprisingly, most of the Republican candidates for President aren’t too keen on reducing the excessive growth in Executive Branch power.
Giving the President the unchecked power to kill American citizens raises some serious red flags.
Congress failing to raise the debt ceiling would involve abrogating an enormous amount of power to the Executive.
The so-called “14th Amendment option” to fix the debt ceiling crisis is really just a prescription for an even more powerful Presidency.
Congress had a chance to send a strong message to the Executive Branch today. They failed.
Like all Presidents before him, Barack Obama is asserting the right to virtually unfettered discretion when it comes to military matters.
The new year will bring major changes to the White House Staff.
Is it time to elect a President that doesn’t have that “lean and hungry look” ?