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McCain and the Unitary Executive

Ilya Somin ably points out that the theory of the unitary executive is not what Bob Barr says it is. Left unaddressed is whether Barr has any basis for claiming that McCain has embraced the theory. I’m not sure that he has, either on the true understanding of that theory or on Barr’s.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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