Biden’s Executive Orders
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Within hours of assuming the presidency, President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement, repealed the so-called Muslim travel ban and mandated the wearing of masks on federal property. The actions had a theme: They either reversed former President Donald Trump’s actions or rebuked his general policy approach. But governing by decree has a downside. We look at the potential positives of the orders and point out the pitfalls.