The US Supreme Court does its bit to make the case for Trump

The US Supreme Court’s recent decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been discussed mainly in terms of its impact on the Trump administration’s immigration policy.  It’s a demonstration of the importance of the court’s role in America’s separation-of-powers regime.  And it says something about the current relationship between the law and politics in the US.

The substance of the case concerned one president’s ability (Trump’s) to use his executive powers to roll back another president’s (Obama’s) executive decisions. Continue reading “The US Supreme Court does its bit to make the case for Trump”

Breaking news: Trump’s economic policies are inconsistent (also Pope admits catholicism)

Amidst the hurly-burly of impeachment, America’s economic policy seems almost a diversion.  A recent assessment by Canadian economist David Henderson provides a pithy summary of Trump’s successes and failures, and in the process raises some interesting questions on how right-of-centre political parties might need to adapt their policies. Continue reading “Breaking news: Trump’s economic policies are inconsistent (also Pope admits catholicism)”