FROM Andrew Nathan
Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Shanghai President Obama says China now carries "a burden of leadership" it shares with the United States, as he moves from a town hall with students in Shanghai to public appearances with President Hu Jintao in Beijing. Andrew Nathan is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and editor of How East Asians View Democracy .
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?