Donald Trump did not create the world of “alternative facts.” Rather, the possibility of his election is the culmination of twinned processes: the dismantling of representational democracy in the U.S., and the de-realization of politics. From the point of view of the elites who rule us, the real problem with Trump is the risk his fascist agenda might foster the resurrection of the people as an oppositional, anti-elite political power.
—Patricia Illingworth & Wendy E. Parmet
As the new Trump Administration settles into Washington, the repeal and replacement of the ACA is first on the agenda. If he truly wants to replace the ACA, and keep his promise to provide health care for everyone, Trump’s replacement must cover all immigrants, documented and undocumented.
The “imperial presidency” and partisan conflict are largely the result of a deeper problem—the Constitution’s placement of a single president atop the executive branch. David Orentlicher describes how we can fix our broken political system by replacing the one person, one-party presidency with a two-person, two-party executive branch.