Right helped pave the way for Obama’s imperial presidency

Cato Institute
by Gene Healy

02/18/09

For a generation, the conservative movement has fought to expand presidential power. In the wake of Watergate, conservatives resisted congressional checks on executive authority, and after 9/11, they insisted that only presidential leadership could save us from the threats we faced. Perhaps they believed that the domineering presidency they championed could be neatly confined to foreign affairs. But thanks in large part to their efforts, Obama has inherited the most powerful presidency in American history...

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