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Wielding the Imperial Presidency

Within the existing Constitutional framework, what could a future left-wing president do if they had a popular mandate, but faced a hostile Congress?

Illustrations by Benedikt Rugar

Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in the United States. If he were to make it through a crowded Democratic Party primary field, successfully dodging attacks from party elites who recognize he’s not their ally, there’s no question that he could win the presidency in 2020. It’s an exciting prospect for those of us […]

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