A More Powerful Presidency

President Obama has used executive orders to change policies on everything from immigration to school bathrooms. Critics argue that these actions circumvent Congress and the Constitution, even as Congress’ approval ratings hover below 20 percent. This hour, we’ll talk about if the Founding Fathers set the federal government up for stagnation – and about the idea of updating the Constitution – with University of Chicago professor William Howell. He’s a co-author of “Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government – And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency” (Basic Books).