Executive Branch

Reforming the Electoral Count Act

The 1887 law definitely needs a rethink. But it doesn’t have to be complicated: Let the courts, not Congress, decide things.

By Edward B. Foley

Abusing the Pardon Power

Trump gives out pardons and commutations to advance his political goals—and threatens even to pardon himself.

By Martha Minow

Picking a President

The nature of leadership has changed profoundly in this global era. Business knows it. The military knows it. America needs its next president to know it, too.

By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Imperial March

President Bush has added more power to the imperial presidency than previously imagined. It's time to recalibrate the checks and balances between Congress and the president.

By Aziz Huq