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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Shadow Governance Problem

Barack Obama did a lot of laudable things with executive orders that never really got a lot of play.  Trump is issuing a lot of executive orders, that I would not describe in any way shape or form as laudable.

But executive orders exist in the shadows.  They don't have the impact of legislative victories.  Obama at least had his first two years in office to win big victories.  Trump doesn't appear to be headed in that direction.

And it's showing up in the polls.

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