#Concordia University Researcher Available to Explain Presidential Directives
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Following the latest US budget crisis, a fed-up President Barack Obama said to his opponents, “You don't like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.”
But various government officials have sharply criticized Obama for his allegedly autocratic use of presidential proclamations and executive orders over the past few months.
Graham Dodds, political science professor at Montreal’s Concordia University, explains that such actions are nothing new: throughout US history, presidents have used unilateral directives to impose controversial policies, and Congress and the courts have seldom resisted...