The Times opens what looks like a large, six-part elegy for Obama (Metaphor! Please don't anyone shoot the SOB!) with this:
Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It
Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history.
They've noticed! And I assume they are all-in, since it is an evil, hate-filled bunch of Republican bigots blocking this good and sincere man. (OK, I ought to read the piece, but then, I ought to floss regularly and how is that working? (Or should I?)
Anyway, on to the irony utterly lost on Timesman. They are pushing hard for Hillary, who with her private email server has demonstrated a distinct aversion to the Freedom of Information Act, the National Archives Act, and Congressional oversight. She has now had one press conference in the last seven months, and has a well-earned reputation for obfuscation and opacity. As to her disclosure of donors to the Clinton Foundation and their possible conflicts with business before the State Department, don't ask - this legacy article was published by the Times back when Warren and Biden were still in play, but don't look for this sort of coverage between now and November.
And this woman with this record will be succeeding a lauded Democrat who has made it a point to bypass Congress at every opportunity. Sometimes the courts thwart him, but Hillary will have a chance to appoint a fifth liberal Justice and create an open legal and regulatory playground for progressives.
Yet the Times is worried about Trump as a threat to the Constitution? Their list of concerns needs to be lenghtened.