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daily 02/14/2017

    • Just weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, you would think that everything had changed
    • “We have a president who has done more in three weeks than most presidents have done in an entire administration.”

       

    • But Miller was dead wrong about this. There is a wide gap, a chasm even, between what the administration has said and what it has done.
    • So far, Trump has behaved exactly like he has throughout his previous career: He has generated intense attention and sold himself as a man of action while doing little other than promote an image of himself as someone who gets things done.

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    • The official documents have all the patina of “big deals” but which when parsed and examined turn out to be far, far less than they appear. Take the order authorizing the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Th
    • it is unlikely that a presidential memorandum has any legal bearing on how that issue is resolved given that it lies within the purview of the Army Corps of Engineers and cannot simply be countermanded by the White House.

       

    • The other says that the administration will seek to use existing laws to crack down on trafficking. You would have known none of that from the headlines both supporting and denouncing the efforts. Breitbart claimed “Trump Signs Three Executive Orders to Restore Safety in America”
    • and clearly, the Trump administration is determined to do a variety of things—from border security to health care to trade to immigration—that many, many Americans find objectionable, wrong and against the best interests of the country.

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