Barack Obama

Arlen Specter on "The Need to Roll Back Presidential Power Grabs"

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Are you a Specter-hater, newly or oldly? Well read this, and tell me what you think. The new Democrat's lede:

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In the seven and a half years since September 11, the United States has witnessed one of the greatest expansions of executive authority in its history, at the expense of the constitutionally mandated separation of powers. President Obama, as only the third sitting senator to be elected president in American history, and the first since John F. Kennedy, may be more likely to respect the separation of powers than President Bush was. But rather than put my faith in any president to restrain the executive branch, I intend to take several concrete steps, which I hope the new president will support.

Link via Secrecy News. Reason's executive-power topic page is here.