Column: Shortage of functioning brain cells in Washington

Here’s the situation as it stands in this capital of the Western world, if it still is.

The president has had his knuckles rapped by the Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled that he couldn’t get away with making recess appointments when the Senate was still in session, which it technically was when he made some to the National Labor Relations Board. It wasn’t a good week for the chief executive seeing that unanimity on the Supreme Court is probably rarer than it is in Congress. It’s kind of like being hit in the head by a gavel wielded by the chief justice who then passes it to the other justices for their turn.


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