Tagged: imperial presidency


With Great Access Comes Great Responsibility

In addition to some kind words from many commenters’, I’ve also gotten some substantial push back on what I thought was a rather uncontroversial position (so much so that I felt a bit guilty making...


a tale of two speeches

“Obama’s is the speech of a young senator who was once a part-time law professor–platitudinous and preachy, vague and pseudo-thoughtful in an abstract kind of way. […] He’s president. He’s not just a guy...


the imperial presidency (again)

I read I, Claudius and Claudius the God recently.  In Rome after Julius Caesar, the winds of fortune changed with the Emperor.  Under Augustus and Claudius, times were good.  Under Tiberius and Caligula, times...