Obama's Imperial Presidency

Cato Sponsor e-Briefing
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato InstituteAuthor, Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

This month's e-Briefing features a discussion with a topnotch scholar whose areas of expertise include executive power and the role of the presidency. President Obama has initiated an unconstitutional war in Libya, fired the CEO of a private company, and sought to unilaterally reshape the energy sector. "If this was the change they were waiting for," Gene argues, "they're in luck." The rest of us are in trouble. In this month's e-Briefing, Gene will discuss the president's dangerous expansion of executive power at home and abroad, and offer solutions that would bring the presidency back within the limits enumerated in the Constitution.