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Do you agree or disagree with the author’s assertion that Congress has abdicated its authority to the Executive Branch? Why or why not?

2a. What do you think are the causes of this “abdication”?
3a. What do you think are some of the consequences of Congress’s abdication of its authority to the Executive? Are these consequences on balance positive or negative? Please explain.  
4a. How do you think this abdication will evolve? Will the executive continue to expand, or will Congress eventually attempt to re-assert its authority? Please explain.
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