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We need a law to define and limit the President's claim of executive privilege, and should set a process for Congress to overcome it.

An "impeachment from below" movement is gathering steam, and Congress needs to pay attention to it.

Unfortunately, the Constitution's impeachment clause only works for criminals, not the grossly incompetent.

Between Iraq, Katrina and wiretapping, the case for removing Bush is overwhelming.

The story behind the story of Gerald Ford's pardon of Nixon.

Now that he is safely dead, good guy Jerry Ford has come out against the war.

Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.

Condoleezza Rice's myopic optimism mirrors that of the delusional Dick Cheney: Witness her refusal to be alarmed by rise of Moqtada al Sadr.

Instead of Bush's imperial presidency, America needs the vision of
Congressional progressives: rapid withdrawal from Iraq, universal
healthcare, campaign reform and a shift to renewable energy.

OK, everyone who has studied the unitary executive theory of the presidency, raise your hand. Anyone? A former prosecutor examines what's behind Bush's legal fig leaf.

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"The rush of modern civilization itself has raised for us new difficulties, new problems which must be solved..."

April 14, 2015

The great historian of Watergate chased Nixon down, as part of a crusade against executive abuses.

April 8, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014