Even during a pandemic, major changes to laws and policies should be funneled through state assemblies.
Under a bill the two senators reintroduced on Friday, all presidential emergency declarations would expire after 72 hours unless Congress votes to allow them to continue.
Presidents aren't saints. They aren't monarchs. They aren't celebrities. And they aren't your friends.
If the refusal of lawmakers to enact a president's policies is justification for unilateral executive action, then a slide toward elective monarchy is inevitable.
An interesting question of institutional norms
Biden's willingness to extend a nationwide eviction moratorium, while declining to mandate masks nationwide, demonstrates a worrying inconsistency in his views on presidential powers.
A new book holds valuable lessons for the president-elect.
That’s a rare position for modern White House residents, and not necessarily a popular one with the public.
Current law can allow the president to route around Congress indefinitely.