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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The New York Times and the Constitution

November 19, 2017 --

The New York Times editorial page, November 12, called on President Trump to “Please Read The Constitution.” Interestingly, the Times, in an editorial it published November 20, 2014 apparently chose to misread the Constitution, urging President Obama to act on immigration without regard for the Constitution, noting that President Obama plans to act “under executive authority” and make “major changes to immigration policy, including shielding several million unauthorized immigrants from deportation…because he has given up waiting for Congress to act.”

The editorial did not cite the provision in the Constitution authorizing presidential action when Congress does not act. There is no such provision, of course.