I thought it was better under a partner.
But the NYT does it differently.
Hand-picked and farm-fresh–
⇒Linked articles in bold purple
◆ Can Trump simply cancel Obama’s Executive Actions? It’s harder and slower than it sounds, says Andrew Rudalevige in the Washington Post.
The items in [President-elect Trump’s] list range from things clearly within the president’s unilateral authority to those that will require a fair bit of cooperation from others.
For instance, rolling back federal regulations may be slow going because of legal requirements.
Repealing an existing regulation requires a rulemaking process of its own, subject to the Administrative Procedure Act — this can take months or years. The Supreme Court has held that a rule can’t be rescinded simply to reduce regulation; there has to be “a reasoned basis for the agency’s action.” . . .
More important, the issuance of regulations is often required by law — and the power to write those regulations is normally vested in a given department or agency, not in the White House. Presidents cannot unilaterally veto a regulation that an agency is determined to issue, or repeal one an agency is determined to keep. –Andrew Rudalevige in the Washington Post
◆ Jonah Goldberg on what Trump’s intervention at Carrier portends (National Review Online) Goldberg reiterates his previous stance that Trump’s populism is not traditional conservative.
The more traction Trump got, the weaker the grip traditional conservative ideology had on quite a few famous ideologues. [Goldberg is not apologizing.] It would be weird for me to apologize for telling the truth as I see it about Trump — and then continuing to do it.
But this Carrier decision shows that the damage will not be nearly so surgical. The rot is already setting in. … the White House is going to pick winners and losers, that it can be rolled, that industrial policy is back, that Trump cares more about seeming like a savior than sticking to clear and universal rules, and that there is now no major political party in America that rejects crony capitalism as a matter of principle. –Jonah Goldberg at NRO
◆ Actual CNN op-ed: “Why sex is about to get a lot less fun” under Donald Trump.
Comment: The double-entendre is just too rich.
◆ Striking economic comparison:
California ≥ [Russia + Saudi + Iran + South Africa].
California’s economy is $2.5 trillion (International Spectator)
◆ Tweets of Note
◆ Yet another troubling dimension of the Syrian tragedy: Russian soldiers pal around with Hezbollah (Liveuamap)
♥ Hat Tip for helpful suggestions:
◆ Tom Elia for story about sex being “less fun” under Trump
◆ Blake Fleisher for the Hezbollah-Russian story
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