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Checks and Balances in the Post-Bush Era

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eight years of the Bush administration has caused changes in our system of checks and balances of power. Hear predictions of how the new President and a new Congress will redefine who’s in charge. Jonathan Mahler’s article in the Nov. 9 New York Times Magazine is "After the Imperial Presidency."

Guests:

Jonathan Mahler

Comments [4]

O from Forest Hills

Hugh,

You are forgetting Karl Rove!

Nov. 14 2008 12:18 PM
Hugh from Crown Heights

Too late perhaps for impeachment. But not too late for trials on charges of crimes against humanity or, for that matter, treason.

The list of suspects: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Rice, Addington, Yoo, and on and on.

Nov. 14 2008 12:15 PM
Hugh from Crown Heights

Congress knew about checks and balances in 2001-2003. And members knew about the flaws in Bush claims. Loudmouth malcontents like me were emailing, mailing and calling with annoying frequency.

Nov. 14 2008 12:13 PM
guy vantresca from Downtown

Please ask the guest about executive powers that Bush put in effect, that remain on the books, and are available to ANY future president. Specifically, major parts of the Patriot Act, the entire Executive Order 51, and parts of the Defense Authorization Act of 2007. When you read them in sequence, visions of Seven Days in May pop up, except its the President in cohoots with the generals against us. Here is the link to Exec. Order 51, its all about continuity of government when the president declares a national emergency under the Patriot Act:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html

Nov. 14 2008 11:53 AM

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