Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute and the author of The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power (Cato 2008) and Indispensable Remedy: The Broad Scope of the Constitution’s Impeachment Power (Cato Institute).
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The Trump presidency has been a stress test for maximalist theories of presidential power.
Ferguson shows us that "protect and serve" is long gone. Can we get it back?
Dystopian military toys are being pointed at our own civilians.
It wasn't a national nightmare; it was fun. We can do it again.
Rick Perry likes to speculate what the Gipper would do, but he should look at what he DID do.
John Kerry called it like it is, and neocons are throwing a tiresome fit.
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican" has been suspended.
A conservative legal scholar's surprisingly convincing case against the Constitution.
Nearly a quarter century of American mistakes in Iraq
Both sides seem all-too-capable of repeating the same mistakes again.
It is a sound, even noble, foreign policy goal, one that can help us avoid further sacrifice of American blood and treasure.
Do we really need someone who gets paid to dodge 10,000 questions?
One year after promising dialogue, his administration is silent.
It's gone on 13 years too long
Monica Lewinsky's reemergence is a reminder that our presidential safety valve is broken.
Conservatives have no good reason to caterwaul this time.
He now has explain when he feels legally entitled to kill you.
We're generating an atmosphere of perpetual, low-level anxiety and excuses for official harassment.
Rep. Eric Cantor is more interested in taking shots at Obama than actually fixing the monstrous executive office.
The push for Jeb Bush.
It's running at least a decade late and over a billion dollars short.
Are these the "#results" Obama wanted?
Edward Snowden isn't the first to expose a covert, unconstitutional war against the American people.
A look back on its development over the last five years.
Never before have so many been so intimidated by so few, with so little political power.
The show is a Beltway power fantasy, an embodiment of Washington's id.
As President Gerald Ford once said, "the state of the union is not good"
You'd think it's nearly April Fools' Day, not Christmas.
Is it really a bad idea to oppose lobbing Tomahawk missiles at people?