Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The Presidency Is Powerful

I don't have a transcript, but late last night I half heard Chris Matthews babbling some nonsense about how a President Trump would have to go through Congress to change immigration policy, or something like that. Even leaving aside that the usual norms won't stop Trump, and that a Republican Congress won't stop trump, the executive has an immense amount of authority over certain issues, like immigration, that really don't require any Congressional approval whatsoever.