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Author assails Bush, Obama on post-9/11 infringements

There has been great debate over the course followed by the United States in the wake of 9/11.  In a new book, Hilbert College Professor Andrew Kolin examines how Presidents Bush and Obama have extended the office's power in the name of national security.

In his book "State Power and Democracy Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush," Kolin argues there is a long history of government tightening control over the people during wartime.

Mike Desmond is one of Western New York’s most experienced reporters, having spent nearly a half-century covering the region for newspapers, television stations and public radio. He has been with WBFO and its predecessor, WNED-AM, since 1988. As a reporter for WBFO, he has covered literally thousands of stories involving education, science, business, the environment and many other issues. Mike has been a long-time theater reviewer for a variety of publications and was formerly a part-time reporter for The New York Times.