Checks and Balances, So Far So Good

“…At this point, nine months into his presidency, the system of checks and balances appears to be working quite well: The courts continue resist [sic] the slapdash immigration orders drafted by the White House; the intelligence community’s views of Russia are largely accepted, even by the Republicans in Congress who have voted to constrain the President on this issue; and the “failing” mainstream media is doing better than ever by providing a counterweight to the Trump Administration. The big items on Trump’s agenda—repealing the Affordable Care Act, building a border wall, tax reform, and a huge infrastructure package—have not materialized due to Trump’s inability to bridge the deep divisions within the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress…..”

— Francis Fukuyama, Checks and Balances

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