Can Joe Biden Pardon Himself?

Can Joe Biden Pardon Himself?

President-elect Joe Biden announces his national security candidates and appointments at his transitional headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) John Yoo maintains that once he’s president, he can. Rather, he mentions the possibility that the power of forgiveness mentioned…

Joe Biden is taking office amid a poverty crisis

Joe Biden is taking office amid a poverty crisis

Poverty actually fell from early to mid-2020, when the pandemic took hold, due to an unprecedented expansion of government safety net programs. But it has since risen above its early 2020 level, and is set to rise further if the economic situation remains dire. These…

Joe Biden should do everything at once

Joe Biden should do everything at once

Joe Biden will become the US president during an extraordinary moment in history, one that could very well prove to be the calm before the storm, a brief prelude to dissolution and illiberalism. Trump’s bid to become a full-on authoritarian failed, but Democrats could easily…

Joe Biden’s foreign policy vision takes shape as he selects his team

Joe Biden’s foreign policy vision takes shape as he selects his team

President-elect Joe Biden has started selecting core members of his foreign policy and national security team, revealing a slate of experienced — if not all that surprising — Cabinet picks with the goal of returning some stability and credibility to America’s relationship with the rest…

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