TomGram: “The Imperial Presidency 2.0”

The power of the Presidency grows inexorably for many reason.  One is the political ratchet:  each Administration increases some aspects of the Executive's powers, amidst praise from its partisans and impotent criticism from the loyal opposition.  Eventually they trade places, but seldom do these expanded powers get reversed -- only a new wave of growth … Continue reading TomGram: “The Imperial Presidency 2.0”

How long will all American Presidents be War Presidents?

The Presidential campaign rolls on in the seventh year since 9/11, with the only debate about the Long War being in which nations America should fight. We see this even the speeches of the most "liberal" candidate, Senator Barack Obama. I recommend reading "The World Beyond Iraq”, his speech about national security given at Fayetteville, … Continue reading How long will all American Presidents be War Presidents?