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this american life reporters don’t get this american government

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this american life reporters don’t get this american government

the most recent episode of npr’s “this american life” continues a line of liberal laments that the legislative process does not work, and blames most of that ineffectiveness on a single source: donald trump. (shocker there.)but the idea of removing trump to make congress great again doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. even if it did, such a development would not comport with the framers’ design of our government, which put the “deliberative” in “deliberative process” far more than the modern-day left would prefer.the episode follows the trials and travails of retiring sen. jeff flake (r-az) as he seeks to pass legislation codifying privileges for participants in the deferred action for childhood arrivals (daca) program. president trump announced last fall that he would end barack obama’s executive action on daca, leaving congress to find a solution through legislative means. flake and his colleagues want to enact legislation replacing obama’s unilateral declaration that his administration would not apply current law to daca recipients living in the country illegally.“this american life” correspondent zoe chace laments that the popularity of daca—which covers individuals brought to the united states illegally as children—has impeded its enactment into law. she thinks lawmakers have used its popularityas a spoonful of sugar to make tougher immigration measures easier to swallow—stuff like border security, restricting visas, or on the democrat side, lega...