Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency (series)

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Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency, Part III

Take a man who openly advocates criminal activity by American forces and promises retaliation against his political enemies and put that person at the head of intelligence agencies with awesome powers to collect information on Americans and foreigners, to conduct covert actions, to detain people, even to kill them. What could go possibly go wrong?

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Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency (Part II)

It is some of the presidency’s deepest institutional virtues, not its institutional vices, that make it terrifying in the hands of a man like Trump. To make the presidency secure from a man like Trump, you would have to do a lot of things to disable it; you’d have to do things to the presidency that would render it the one thing scarier than a presidency Trump could abuse.

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