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Congress sidelined by presidential pens

 

February 10, 2021



By Rich Lowry

President Joe Biden has proved that, if nothing else, he has a pen and a phone.

According to The Economist, he signed more executive orders in his first two days than President Donald Trump signed in nearly his first two months.

And he was just getting started.

Republicans have no standing to complain about Biden’s spate of unilateral measures, given they were fine with Trump using exactly the same means.

But that presidents of both parties govern this way doesn’t make it better — it makes it worse.\

Some executive actions starkly usurp congressional authority, while ot...



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