A. Barton Hinkle on Barack Obama, Imperial President
â€œWeâ€™ve paid a heavy price for having a president whose priority is expanding his own power,â€ declared presidential candidate Barack Obama back in 2007. Thatâ€™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 Obamaâ€™s new undeclared war on ISIS, are finally re-discovering the concept of limited presidential authority, which they apparently mislaid six years ago.