When a president or legislature is faced with following either a court ruling they know has no constitutional basis or the actual Constitution, they should heed Hamilton’s advice.
Yuval Levin joins this episode of Federalist Radio to break down the good and bad policy of Trump’s first year in office, and our dysfunctional Congress.
If the both parties persist in anointing whichever media star they think will win the most votes, we may have to take a hard look at why we even have a presidents.
It’s instructive that the first precedent for pardoning oneself can be found in one of the strangest outbursts of banana republicanism in American history.
Claiming that President Trump’s intemperate tone voids an entire legal proceeding is ludicrous, and in doing so Bowe Bergdahl’s legal team is questioning Anglo-American legal fundamendals.
Say what you will about Donald Trump — and there’s plenty to say — but he may be the first president in memory to actively limit his own branch’s power.
President Trump has plenty of qualified, pro-life nominees in tow. Yet that’s not enough, because getting them confirmed has been nearly impossible.
President Trump’s passivity regarding the agencies’ arrogation of power over security clearances amounts to acquiescence to a change from constitutional to bureaucratic government.
If our system of government devolves into a political tug-of-war between the executive branch and the judiciary, we all lose.
Many are still seeking to understand this unpredictable president—what he’s accomplished, how he’s failed, and the hard truths both sides refuse to admit.
Describing President Trump and his flaws, Rebecca Solnit really highlights the great flaw of the American presidency as it becomes ever more monarchical.
Our political culture has degraded to the point where it encourages the worst presidential temptations—and we’ve made waging war nearly as easy as firing off a tweet.
For all his condemnations of Obama’s energetic presidency, Trump feels pressured to be just as energetic, or more so, in the first 100 days of his own.
President Trump can help restore balance and empower Congress to legislate specific solutions to problems facing the American people.
President Trump must manage several crises if he is to make America great again. One of the most important: taming so-called independent regulatory agencies.
The president can lay aside Congress and multiple Supreme Court rulings because he now has the power to simply choose which laws to enforce and which to ignore.
President Trump follows in President Obama’s path of not enforcing Obamacare’s requirement that people disclose their compliance. Nobody cared when Obama did it, but they care now.
It’s clear the judges went through the exercise of writing an opinion so they could get to the outcome they wanted. The problem is, the outcome they wanted is, legally speaking, wrong.
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