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Executive Branch

Executive Branch news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 30, 2007

    Impeachment: The Case Against

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

    Sanford Levinson

  • January 30, 2007

    Impeachment: The Case in Favor

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

    Elizabeth Holtzman

  • January 4, 2007

    Ford, Nixon, The Nation

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

    Victor Navasky

  • January 2, 2007

    Now You Tell Us, Jerry

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

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 2, 2006

    Too Late for Empire

    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.

    Jonathan Schell


  • February 15, 2006

    In Your Dreams, Condi

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

    Robert Scheer

  • February 2, 2006

    Empire vs. Republic

    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.

    the Editors

  • January 20, 2006

    Does the President Really Know Best?

    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.

    Elizabeth de la Vega

  • January 19, 2006

    The Big Fix

    Repair America's infrastructure, starting with New Orleans; resettle displaced people in the city, give them construction jobs and pay all a fair wage.

    Dennis Kucinich

  • January 19, 2006

    Realistic Immigration

    Grant legal status to hard-working, tax-paying immigrants; give up the illusion that law enforcement alone will solve immigration problems.

    Hilda Solis