Month: June 2012

The Executive Branch

What is an Executive Order?

What is an Executive Order? President Obama just signed one to allow young illegal immigrants to remain in the country, but do you really know what one is? They are much like a law written by Congress but do not, of course, require Congressional approval.  This means that the President, one person, can do things […]

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General

Why am I doing this?

Why am I doing this? I believe passionately that we all need to understand our government and how it works. That means more than just remembering that our high school civics class said something about separation of powers, or reading what Wikipedia says about the Constitution. However, it doesn’t mean taking law school  level courses […]

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