Checks and imbalances: Investment disparity between Congress and the presidency

Three coequal branches of government, each continuously serving as an effective check on the others. That was and is the theory, the ideal, and the goal of the American democratic republic. In reality, it is not so. Over the past decades, we have crept, sometimes lurched, away from the archetypal model laid out in the Constitution – the one taught to students in classrooms learning about their government for the first time. Presently, the branches are not equal – not even close…..(Read more)

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