David French points out that so far Trump is way less authoritarian than was Obama. Some examples, relinquishing
federal authority over gender-identity policy in the nation’s federally funded schools and colleges; Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a man known not just for his intellect and integrity but also for his powerful legal argument against executive-branch overreach. Education activists are terrified that Betsy DeVos will take children out of government schools or roll back government mandates regarding campus sexual assault tribunals. Environmentalists are terrified that Scott Pruitt will make the EPA less activist. Civil-rights lawyers are alarmed at the notion that Jeff Sessions will inject the federal government into fewer state and local disputes over everything from school bathrooms to police traffic stops.
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