Yoni Appelbaum

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Yoni Appelbaum

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10/06/15How the Constitution Caused Our Dysfunctional Governmenttheatlantic.com
Over the past few decades, many of the unwritten rules of American political life have been discarded. Presidential appointees, once routinely confirmed by the Senate, now spend months in limbo. Signing statements have increased in frequency and scope, as presidents announce which aspects of a law they intend to enforce, and which they intend to ignore. Annual spending bills stall in Congress, requiring short-term extensions or triggering shutdowns.