Wednesday, July 14, 2010
And Into the Home Stretch...
Today, we had another class discussion. We talked briefly about the court cases from yesterday, and talked about the expanding role of the Presidency. We started talking in depth about the "Imperial Presidency", which is when a President takes on more power than is constitutionally granted. We talked specifically about the expansion of power with signing statements as a form of "line by line" veto.
At lunch today, I went to look around Rockefeller Center for the last time, and bought lunch from a street vendor instead of eating in the cafeteria, which was a welcome change.
The afternoon session was filled with research and work, as usual, and I managed to finish pretty much all of the sources I needed, which was good.
After check-in and dinner, I went with some friends to Chinatown and Soho for shopping. It eventually ended up that we would be waiting on one friend that wanted to do shopping, while the rest of us were apathetic to the thought of buying clothes, so that some of us eventually went to Times Square for some last minute souvenir shopping (because we know everyone is going to be asking for one...) All in all, today was really fun, and I know I'm bracing myself for the last night of work tomorrow night here in New York City!
Posted by Winston Long at 9:16 PM