Civics 101: Separation of Powers

Donald Trump

We already knew it, but he keeps showing us, over and over, that Donald Trump does not know the contents of the United States Constitution, nor anything at all about how the government it defines is supposed to function. Not because I expect him to have a sudden accession of understanding, but just for the good of the order, it is well to rehearse one of the most basic principles that is literally embedded into the structure of the…




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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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