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February 12, 2020, Lincoln's Birthday

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The major news story today is the same as yesterday’s: the unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Department of Justice. The man at the center of this crisis, Attorney General William Barr, is a proponent of what is called the unitary executive theory. This theory says that the president wields the sole power of the executive branch of government, and cannot be checked by either Congress or the courts. That theory has led him to argue that President George H. W. Bush did not need congressional approval to invade Iraq. Later, he backed Bush’s pardons of the Reagan officials charged...
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