William G. Howell, political science professor at University of Chicago and author of Power Without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action was interviewed for a front page article in today’s New York Times on the recent increase in Obama’s use of executive power. Charlie Savage writes about how since negotiations over a deficit reduction deal broke down, Obama has bucked congressional gridlock using unilateralist strategy to push forward policies from curbing domestic violence to raising fuel economy standards. Read the full piece for a bipartisan history of the use of executive power and how this approach to “getting things done” in spite of opposition has marked an important turning point for the current administration.
PUP author William Howell discusses Obama’s use of executive power in the NYT
April 23, 2012 by