The sweeping nature of presidential emergency powers – some of which are so classified we don’t even know what they are – is the direct result of Congress’s inability and unwillingness to fulfill its constitutional role as a check and balance on the executive branch. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University put out … Read more
Donald Trump’s unprecedented and deeply suspicious decision to hide the details of his face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin even from his own people presents an interesting thought exercise about the limits of the modern U.S. presidency. Is he under any obligation, as the leader of the executive branch, to at least inform some … Read more
Washington political and legal elites know “national emergency” does not mean very much. But to ordinary folks, it conjures up images of martial law.
Here are several stories that identify universal truths about Trump that are too often left out of the daily coverage.