Charles M. Blow asks, “An Imperial Presidency?”

His column for today’s New York Times  is subtitled “President Trump’s free rein from political norms puts the United States at risk.”

Blow has a number of brief and to the point statements about our current political situation throughout his piece, after beginning with this direct paragraph:

We watch daily as the constitutional and conventional fabric of this country is clawed at and unraveled by Donald Trump, while those with any power to prevent or punish his actions are suspended in a state of listlessness, making political calculations rather than performing constitutional duty.

He immediately follows that with this pointed sentence:

We are drifting dangerously close to an imperial presidency that exists above and outside the rules we thought were designed to prevent such an occurrence.