A Historical Look at the Power of the Cabinet

NPR's Noah Adams talks with historian and Slate "History Lesson" columnist David Greenberg about the diminishing power of the presidential cabinet. Six of President Bush's 15 cabinet secretaries have resigned since the president won a second term three weeks ago.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from