Biden’s Use of Executive Actions to Undo Trump Legacy

As is now common after a transition of power in the U.S., the new president, Joe Biden, is making swift and extensive use of the unilateral powers he now wields. By the end of his first full week, he had issued 39 executive actions — orders, memoranda and proclamations — many of which overturned similar actions by his predecessor, Donald Trump. Such directives can instantly change the course of American governance without any involvement by the lawmakers in Congress. Some critics worry they ca