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 He rejoined the Paris climate agreement, repealed the so-called Muslim travel ban and mandated the wearing of masks on federal property.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.