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Article by BLW Co-Director Gretchen Helmke at The Monkey Cage

What makes checks and balances function in some presidential systems, but not others? With President Trump’s 100th day in office fast approaching, the constitutional crisis that many critics feared has yet to materialize. Rhetorically, Trump continues to claim vast powers. In practice, when both the courts and Congress have pushed back, the administration has demurred.

Read the full post by Gretchen Helmke at The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post:  “Could Trump set off a constitutional crisis? Here’s what we can learn from Latin America.