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Now Governor Markell Vetoes A Bill That Would Make It A Felony If Healthcare Workers Have Sex w/Patients

The veto-mad Delaware Governor Markell is pulling out his executive veto power once again on House Bill 130, which would make it a felony if a healthcare worker has sex with a patient. 484 more words

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Decoding U.S. Politics

The United States seems a monolithic hegemon to many outside its borders. But its political system is a complex and often controversial balancing of powers among cities, counties, states and the federal, or national, government. 556 more words


"Command or Persuasion?," By Jeremy Bailey

In 1989, Harvey Mansfield’s Taming the Prince made the untimely argument that the president’s formal power under the Constitution matters. It was untimely because most political scientists who studied the presidency were still writing under the shadow of Richard Neustadt. 1,894 more words

Essays And Reviews

One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, by Tim Weiner*****

Question: What do an old typewriter, a copy machine, Scotch tape, and a razor blade share in common?

Answer: They were all tools used by White House employee Howard Hunt, at President Richard Nixon’s request, to forge a cable that would make (dead) President JFK appear to have ordered the assassination of South Vietnamese President Diem. 879 more words


White House announces $4B in private sector climate pledges

Image Credit: Harvard University

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing $4 billion in pledges from major foundations and institutional investors to pay for innovations that reduce carbon pollution. 111 more words


Religious Belief and Executive Power: A Thought on Zivotofsky v. Kerry

One prominent theme in Barack Obama’s presidency is that of the escalation of conflict between traditional religious belief and executive power–in particular the executive/administrative powers brought to bear against religious believers and institutions in a variety of contexts. 857 more words


How to avoid the democratic process within your own party

In December 2014, then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made this alarming lunge for sole power over citizenship decisions without recourse to judicial review:

The DIBP submission to a Senate committee argues that an elected member of parliament and minister of the Crown has gained a particular insight into the community’s standards and values. 566 more words