A. Barton Hinkle on Barack Obama, Imperial President

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“We’ve paid a heavy price for having a president whose priority is expanding his own power,” declared presidential candidate Barack Obama back in 2007. That’s putting it mildly. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, President Obama has set a new record when it comes to executive overreach, attempting unprecedented power grabs both at home and abroad. The only upshot may be that liberals, who are troubled by Obama’s new undeclared war on ISIS, are finally re-discovering the concept of limited presidential authority, which they apparently mislaid six years ago.