The argument that the president can be trusted with extreme unilateral powers is no longer credible, right?

Fourth in a series. The fact that Donald Trump can unilaterally, extra-judicially, and in complete secrecy send drones to kill people abroad who pose no immediate risk to anyone is the single clearest example of the extreme and excessive expansion of executive power in the United States.

With Mattis gone, what’s stopping Bolton and Trump from sending drones into Iran?

Third in a series: Despite Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies and impulsive personality, there’s been remarkably little public concern about his possible abuse of his great powers as Commander in Chief. That’s likely because there has been, at least in theory,  at least one “adult” in the way: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.