Conyers on the Imperial Bush Presidency: Still Dangerous to Our Democracy

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Writing from Washington, Mother Jones‘ Jennifer Wedekind notes the release by the office of John Conyers of a 370-page report describing in full numerous instances of lawlessness and misconduct by the Bush Administration. Conyers isn’t buying the idea that recent instances of judicial pushback (see, for example, the Hamdan decision) mean Bush has been reined in. Conyers writes: “The unfortunate reality is we are a long way from being out of the constitutional woods under the dangerous combination of an imperial Bush presidency and a compliant GOP Congress.”

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