There are a few plus sides to current political dynamics. After eight years of screaming at the top of my lungs about the separation of powers, at long last, people are now taking the concept seriously. National Public Radio announced a coast-to-cast program focusing on power and the presidency. On Monday, I was a guest on Houston Public Radio to discuss the constraints imposed by the separation of powers on executive authority. The host and other guest wanted to talk about Roosevelt and Nixon. I preferred to talk about how President Obama’s precedents pave the way for President Trump.
Our segment runs the first 25 minutes or so: