Every day that the Senate refused to confirm Richard Cordray, Obama's nominee for the new "consumer watchdog" agency created by the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, was another "when millions of Americans were left unprotected." So Obama, in a flagrantly unconstitutional gambit, invoked the Recess Appointments Clause to install Cordray, Senate confirmation be damned. Obama isn't the first president to invoke that exception where it doesn't apply, writes Gene Healy, but he is the first to do it when the Senate is actually in session.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
Medicare for All would cost far, far more than he says.
The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.