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The White House says there is “no debate” over whether Obama has the legal authority to expand the war in Syria. But the Constitution demands a debate.
Just as in baseball, scholars are trying to measure presidential attributes using the statistical art known as “sabermetrics.“
Some summer escapism from the rest of this blog: Nixon and the supernatural, political science professor fiction, and crazed libertarians...
Both the Supreme Court and the president want the job of saying what a law means.
The health care decision is not about interpreting the Constitution but about how to read a statute.
The Supreme Court decisively endorses the president’s power to recognize foreign governments -- but still says Congress has some say in foreign policy.
The immigration case shows once more that in American politics all venues, weapons and methods are used in the fight over policy.
The Republican letter to Iran highlights the long history of executive agreements -- and their grounding in domestic politics.
Presidential rankings tell us as much about ourselves as about the presidents.