Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Congress Grows a Pair
In a welcome turn, Congress is apparently exercising its oversight responsibility again, even if in limited ways. Congressman Chris Shays, a Republican representative from Connecticut argued "the White House Was Clearly in a Fog." It's probably just that they want to distance themselves from the President in this mid-term election year, but it's nice to see anyway. A strong and vigilant Congress, like an independent judiciary, is an important bulwark against a power-hungry executive and the resurgence of an Imperial Presidency.