U.S. History: Trump Rewrites the Book on Emergencies

“Washington’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic is upending one of the most durable patterns of American politics. Throughout history, national emergencies have led to a more powerful and centralized federal government and to the transfer of federal power from Congress to the executive branch. This time, the federal response rests largely on state and local government and private enterprise, with a wave of deregulation clearing the way,” Christopher DeMuth writes in The Wall Street Journal.
Rather than exploit Coronavirus to seize more power, “for the first time in U.S. history, an administration is responding to a crisis with deregulation and decentralization.”… Read More>>

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