William G. Howell, a University of Chicago political science professor and author of “Power Without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action,” said Mr. Obama’s use of executive power to advance domestic policies that could not pass Congress was not new historically. Still, he said, because of Mr. Obama’s past as a critic of executive unilateralism, his transformation is remarkable.Heh. YOU DON'T SAY!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Imperial Presidency, Updated
*Sigh.* I found this bit of the article interesting (my emphasis in bold)