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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.
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.
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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.
July 24, 2020
Trump Is Flailing, and the Country Is Paying the Price
Desperate to distract from his own failures, he’s lashing out at China and cities run by Democrats.
November 26, 2019
Trump to World: Fuck You
That’s essentially what the president said when he cleared three war criminals, overriding the wishes of his own military leaders.
October 8, 2019
As We Focus on Impeachment, Trump Is Restructuring the Country
His administration is working hard to shut down immigration, eliminate environmental regulations, and undermine abortion rights.