“President Trump used a national emergency statute to incite military action at the border, something that has only been done once before, in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. The President’s declaration is not only unprecedented in American history, but also absurd and likely illegal.”
Last week across the world, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called a snap election scheduled for April, while the Nigerian government delayed its presidential and national assembly contests at the last minute.
“Two aggressively hegemonic regimes have transformed Djibouti into a match that could spark an international conflict with unprecedented consequences.”
“The ‘beltway’ (as in Interstate 495, which circles Washington, D.C.) pundit class failed to predict that Donald Trump would become President of the United States, and he is far removed from traditional definitions of moderation. The Editorial Board posits that this trend is unlikely to falter this cycle.”
“Ultimately, President Trump signed the bill to fund the government on Friday, but unsatisfied with the amount the bill allowed for his border wall, he immediately followed this action with a national emergency declaration in order to collect the remaining sum from other government funds.”