Boston Globe writer on the Imperial Presidency

A hidden thread connects many of today’s most important news stories, from warrantless wire tappings and U.S. Attorney firings, to torture and the political struggle over the future of the Iraq War. These and other contentious issues in both foreign and domestic policy stem from the Bush administration’s concerted and relentless efforts to increase Presidential power.

That’s the view of Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer-Prize winning author. He’s a national legal affairs correspondent for the Boston Globe, and he’s outlines his views in a new book called Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy. Savage recently guest-blogged about the book.