Usually, it’s only the U.S. Senate that has the privilege of choosing which Cabinet nominees will be confirmed. This year, however, the U.S. House of Representatives could also have played a role in the confirmation of one Cabinet nominee. That’s because, this year, one of
When Congress passed the National Security Act in 1947, it did so to protect American democracy from the growing power of the U.S. military. World War II had just ended, and Americans saw the danger of fascist states in which national government, military power, and
By running for President on a platform of practically eliminating above-the-board taxes on the wealthy, Donald Trump is merely moving to consolidate his power, by bringing the official American government and the plutocratic shadow government together, under his own tight fist.