SOURCE: New York Times
Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, along with political scientists William Howell and Terry M. Moe, offer context for growing concerns about the power of the Presidency.
by James D. Zirin
Former federal prosecutor James Zirin begins a two-part assessment of William Barr's tenure as Attorney General by explaining how the job was created and how its powers and duties were defined.
by Michael A. Genovese
While the Constitution says more about limiting the overreach of the executive branch, functioning government must beware of an underreaching executive that abdicates responsibility.
SOURCE: National Catholic Reporter
Democrats might want to make copies of the president's signing statement and mail it to all Americans, highlighting the passages where the president insists there will be no oversight.
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
by Rebecca Gordon
Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes
Calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial would revive the habit of investigating the executive branch.
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