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Curbing The Imperial Presidency
Gene Healy
May 16, 2008
As the presidential race heats up, author Gene Healy is concerned the candidates — and the voting public — have a grandiose idea of what it means to be president. In his latest book, "The Cult of the Presidency," he argues that American presidents enjoy too much unchecked power. According to Healy, that's far from what the founding fathers envisioned in the Constitution. Healy discussed his new book and why presidential powers must be limited in a speech at the Commonwealth Club of California.

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