Evolution of Presidential War Powers

Slate has a very intriguing article up of a newly found thesis written by Elizabeth Cheney (Dick Cheney's older daughter who later served in the State Department).  The thesis reportedly gives a normative endorsement of an unconstrained executive during war time:  From beginning to end, it's clear that Cheney looks upon the model of the powerful executive approvingly.     Her most forceful conclusion is that the Founders "certainly did not intend, nor does history substantiate,  the idea that Congress should legislate specific limits on the President's power." To ensure American  security, it needs to recognize that the "nature of military Continue reading Evolution of Presidential War Powers