Bush's Imperial Presidency

Referencing past presidents and their various forms of suppressing dissent in times of war, Jim Hightower views the Bush-Cheney regime as pushing the most massive and rapid expansion of presidential might America has ever known.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/043006D.shtml

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Imperial Presidency 2.0

The New York Times says: "The Democratic majority in Congress has a moral responsibility to address all these issues: fixing the profound flaws in the military tribunals act, restoring the rule of law over Mr. Bush's rogue intelligence operations and restoring the balance of powers between Congress and the executive branch. So far, key Democrats, including Mr. Leahy and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, chairman of a new subcommittee on human rights, have said these issues are high priorities for them."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010807J.shtml

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Imperial presidency

Toronto Sun
by Eric Margolis

01/28/07

Presidential State of the Union addresses often strike me as embarrassing spectacles of imperial pomp and crass jingoism unworthy of the great American republic. They often recall Chairman Leonid Brezhnev’s turgid orations to the Soviet Politburo. Watching senators and congressmen jump to their feet at every presidential cliche and applaud like clapping seals cheapens what should be a dignified event...

//www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2007/01/28/3467253-sun.html


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