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Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, by Andrew C. McCarthy (Encounter, 234 pp., $23.99)

This is a serious book about a serious subject: the abuse of constitutional authority by President Obama and whether he merits impeachment for it. Some, undoubtedly, will try to dismiss it as just politically motivated sour grapes, but Andrew C. McCarthy lays out a detailed case with careful legal arguments.

McCarthy, a policy fellow at the National Review Institute, cannot be easily dismissed. He is a former federal prosecutor known both for his insightful legal analyses and for his prosecution of the Muslim terrorists in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. McCarthy is not recommending that the House of Representatives act immediately to draw up articles of impeachment. He understands that “impeachment is a political remedy,” not a legal one, and that an impeachment cannot succeed without public support.

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