I remember when the first Drug Czar was appointed. It was a major announcement and an urgent response to a problem requiring special attention. Somehow the need for Czars has grown to include a list of 32 appointments. The President even joked a few weeks ago about a new reality TV show "Dancing with the Czars". These appointments are not vetted by Congress. Apparently, they are not accountable to anyone but the White House? Is this an expansion of Executive Power or merely a political designation to reward selfless public service? Are they authorized to hire staffs and what are their budgets? Why is it Constitutional? I couldn't find a list on whitehouse.gov and sourced this from http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-296588 on July 11, 2009 (I don't know what the numbers after the names mean) "Here is a list of Obama’s current and prospective Czar positions: 1. Technology Czar: Aneesh Chopra. . 2. Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske . 3. Copyright Czar: Not appointed yet. . 4. Energy Czar: Carol M. Browner . 5. Car Czar: Ed Montgomery. . 6. Terrorism/WMD Czar: Gary Samore. . 7. Health Care Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle. . 8. Education Czar: Not appointed yet. . 9. Economic Czar: Paul Volcker. . 10. Mortgage Czar: Not appointed yet. . 11. Urban Affairs/Housing Czar: Adolfo Carrion. . 12. Guantanomo closure Czar: Danny Fried. . 13. Great lakes Czar: Cameron Davis. . 14. Stimulus accountability Czar: Earl Devaney. . 15. Cyberspace Czar: Not appointed yet. . 16. Border Czar: Alan Bersin (Former US attorney). . 17. Intelligence Czar: Admiral Dennis Blair. . 18. Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein. . 19. Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg . 20. Iran Czar: Not appointed yet. . 21. Tarp Czar: Herb Allison. . 22. Middle-East peace Czar: George Mitchell. . 23. Science Czar: John Holdren. . 24. Green jobs Czar: Van Jones. . 25. Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke. . 26. Sudan Czar: J. Scott Gration. . 27. Mideast policy Czar: Dennis Ross. . 28. Information Czar: Vivek Kundra. . 29. AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley. . 30. Faith-based Czar: Joshua Dubois. . 31. Climate Czar: Todd Stern. ."" We can fill in the blanks, identify #32, and update as the thread progresses. Is anyone else interested in finding out what role these people play in our Government, their qualifications, staffs, budgets, authorities/power, goals, and accomplishments as part of the Executive Team?