executive orders

What Elastic Clause?

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

A written Constitution, free from the phony Elastic Clause and power for a president to issue edicts, is what keeps them free. 

Poll: 60% Believe Obama Overstepping Authority

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

How did the State of the Union speech declaring Obama's intent to make 2014 a year of unilateral action play with the public? According to a recent poll, not terribly well. Mixed into deep economic pessimism is a majority opinion that Obama is doing too much instead of too little.

Exec. Tyranny: The Problem's Bigger Than Obama

Bruce Thornton, Front Page Magazine

Obama is just the extreme version of a widespread belief among many in both parties that an enormous, intrusive federal regulatory and redistributionist regime is necessary for “solving problems” that in fact are best left to individuals and state and local government.

DeMint Blasts Obama Over Exec. Orders

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

"Obama and his apologists insist that ruling through executive action is the only option because we live in an exceptionally partisan age. Tell that to Ronald Reagan who worked with a Congress led by liberal Democrats, or Bill Clinton, who found ways to work with a Congress that had impeached him," said Jim DeMint.

Is Obama's "Reform the NSA" Talk Just Hot Air?

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

Obama is still blaming Bush for his NSA woes (among other things). But it's time that Congress step up and do their job of keeping executive powers in check.