If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
Since the Roosevelt administration, it’s become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency’s early months.
The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.
To repair the public’s dwindling trust in the federal government, politicians must recommit to the impartial cooperation that bolsters political institutions.
Executive orders aren’t as unilateral as they seem. Here’s how government keeps them in check.
Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can’t block everything.
From expanding children’s coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.
The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
The court prosecutes genocide, torture and grave wartime abuses worldwide. Trump’s executive order imposes on its lawyers and judges the kind of sanctions usually used on foreign terrorists.
Federal building guidelines say that ‘development of an official style must be avoided’ – which is exactly what a leaked executive order is trying to do.
The need for organs to transplant far exceeds the supply.
A recent executive order from President Trump won’t do much to help the US stay ahead of Chinese innovation and investment in AI.
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the ‘Dreamers’ issue, with solid research to boot.
In most markets, diversity and choice foster robust competition. In health insurance they could lead to fragmentation and market failure.
Under US law, the president must publish all of their executive orders for public view. The Australian government is under no such obligation.
President Trump claims that churches suffer from the over-regulation of their political speech. In reality, oversight is lax for religious groups and secular tax-exempt nonprofits alike.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump’s expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
President Trump’s new executive order on cybersecurity signals some significant new federal cybersecurity efforts.
Trump has ordered a task force to look into the federal government’s role in schools. Where does this executive order fit in the country’s long history of federal versus state educational policies?
Trump’s executive order on climate will cede American leadership internationally and scores a political win. But reversing all Obama’s work will require big wins in court.