To help explain how we ended up where we are, a lot of terminology will be used over the course of this blog, and a lot of principles and philosophical underpinnings on how and why the government functions the way it does will be used. But, since I don't know what everyone's knowledge level is at coming into this, I'm going to write a series of essays outlining how the government works, why it does what it does, and how it affects curt events.
I'm going to cover many topics from large ideas like the branches of government and separation of power down to tiny details like the Pocket Veto, and answering questions like can a President pardon themselves? (Spoiler: they can't, Nixon already asked.)
It's called "Get To Know Your Government." Any posts with the GTKYG tag will fall under this category.