checks and balances

Politics
To what extent does the Constitution grant the president the authority to employ armed force without congressional authorization?
Politics
Trump thought that he would be in charge of the U.S. government.
Politics
There seems to be a sound legal basis to prevent attempts at arbitrary government.
Politics
At this crucial moment, with our fragile democracy at serious risk, I really couldn't care less why Trump does what he does. It is his dangerous actions that count, not the psychological reasons he does them.
Religion
To stand silent when witnessing the foundations of American democracy being dismantled before our eyes is neither spiritual
Politics
Calm, thoughtful, and practical, Mattis brings everything to the table that Trump seems to have abandoned. But is that enough?
Politics
More questions:​ Politics and Government of the United States of America: Why did Republicans approve Obama's cabinet picks
Queer Voices
More than half of the country voted for Donald Trump. This makes me feel unsafe. As unsafe as I felt on September 12, 2001.
Politics
These seven vital principles have been largely forgotten in recent years, obscured by the haze of a centralized government, a citizenry that no longer thinks analytically, and schools that don't adequately teach our young people about their history and their rights.
Politics
What kind of an unprincipled political party attempts to nullify an entire branch of government? For that matter, what kind of political party wants fewer people to vote?
Politics
We can no longer depend on the federal courts to protect us against the government. They are the government.
Politics
It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.
Environment
DeSmog used the Way Back Machine to review an old version of the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy's
Politics
Reading about Roosevelt and the New Deal as Garner saw them made me think. Garner was a man of the legislature. He believed legislative government could work. Such respect for politics and politicians is not much evident these days. Maybe it should be.