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Executive orders news and analysis from The Nation
October 7, 2022
Biden Just Made Marijuana Reform a Major 2022 Issue. Democrats Should Run With It.
Voters of all backgrounds support pardoning Americans with federal convictions for marijuana possession.
June 9, 2021
No Generation Without Representation
Biden and Harris relied on youth support during the election. It’s time for the administration to support them back.
May 13, 2021
New York County Jails May Close Their Doors to ICE
The Dignity Not Detention Act mirrors legislative efforts to take on the rogue agency in states like Maryland and California.
February 2, 2021
At Long Last, a President Declares That the Era of Small Government Is Over
President Biden has demonstrated that he intends to launch initiatives that go beyond those of the Obama era.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 2, 2021
The Imperial Presidency Has Come Home to Roost
The expansion of the executive branch in recent decades is symptomatic of broader institutional decay. Joe Biden may not be a fan, but it could be all he has.
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January 29, 2021
Biden’s Executive Orders Are Essential to Restoring Democracy
In the face of GOP attacks on his legitimacy, it’s crucial for Joe Biden to demonstrate who is actually president.
January 21, 2021
Forget About ‘100 Days.’ These Are the 10 Days That Will Define Biden’s Presidency.
Biden should bury obstruction in a blizzard of executive orders.
September 8, 2020
With Executive Powers, Trump Can Legally Unleash Global Chaos
Congress must never again assume presidents will be fundamentally decent folks.
August 11, 2020
Trump Ramps Up His Assault on Democracy
His executive orders and manipulations of the Census Bureau and Postal Service disregard constitutional limits on presidential power.
July 28, 2020
The US Chamber of Commerce Says Trump Is Bad for Business
The administration’s in hot water with corporate America for draconian work visa policies.