Cheney's Law: The Veeps Radical Theories Of Executive Power

Last week PBS Frontline aired a special called "Cheney's Law" that examined Dick Cheney's view of presidential power and his 30 year struggle to expand, strengthen and centralize that power. Through interviews with high-level administration officials such as John Yoo and Jack Goldsmith, the program offers a fresh perspective on how fundamentally different Dick Cheney's view of constitutional government is from, well, just about every student of American history. Here is a brief clip about the administration's contempt for Congress, illustrated by their public acceptance of the "McCain torture bill', and their private signing statement essentially saying that the bill means absolutely nothing.

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The entire program can be streamed here.


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