#Inauguration2021 #biden #trump #nationalguard #Cartoon brought to you by my supporters on #Patreon. Find out more about supporting my work here: https://t.co/vHTShVfv8R pic.twitter.com/PKazC7JGHC … [Read more...] about Trump’s last day: How political cartoonists covered the end of the Trump presidency
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Trump worked to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on federal land. The time to get a permit to drill, for example, dropped by more than half. The administration also got rid of so-called master leasing plans, an Obama policy designed to manage drilling in sensitive areas such as national parks. On the campaign trail, Biden said that he would put new fossil leases and permits on federal land on hold on his first day in office, moving forward with new development only if it’s consistent with climate goals. The administration can also begin the review of any prior leases and permits to cancel any that were improperly issued. … [Read more...] about 7 climate actions that Biden could take on his first day
As Biden must realize, this is the last moment when his term could still be anything. It might be one depressing capitulation after another, with the saving grace of just getting past the pandemic. It might be a shockingly progressive success, in which a historically diverse coterie of advisers and outside activists nudge him out of a centrist bubble and into the realm of making a substantive difference in people’s lives. (Either way, Republican politicians and pundits will react by rediscovering that deficit-spending is Bad, and railing against the scourge of gaffes.) … [Read more...] about What looking back at Trump’s inauguration tells us about Biden’s presidency
Does Trump even want them? Trump openly didn’t read daily written briefs as president, though he did attend in-person briefings every few days, which were known for becoming somewhat combative. This said, Trump likes status and access, and a rarified few humans enjoy this benefit. … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
President Biden is expected to sign 17 executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations just hours after taking the oath of office, administration staffers told news outlets. Several of those signatures will undo some of the Trump era’s flagship policies, including a full stop on construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the lifting of the travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take