The Trumpian Empire
The checks and balances are fit for purpose in domestic politics, less so in foreign relations. The real problem is the rift between the parties.
- Saturday, 30 December 2017
On 14 November, while Donald Trump was completing his trip to Asia, a visit aimed primarily at putting pressure on North Korea, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations did something it had not done for 41 years: it held a congressional hearing to discuss changes to the law that gives the American president the absolute authority to use nuclear weapons.