Hacker and Hathaway on Congressional Gridlock & Presidential Power

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A dysfunctional Congress is not fixed by an unchecked executive. 

Under President Obama, many Democrats have learned to stop worrying and love unilateral executive power. They shouldn’t. Fixing a dysfunctional Congress is far better than ceding to the president more unchecked authority. 

Read the full op-ed, “Beware an unchecked president,” by Jacob S. Hacker, ISPS director and professor of political science and Oona A. Hathaway, director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges and professor at the Yale Law School (Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2013).