New concerns surround the government’s increased use of legislative powers to bypass the parliament and create laws that cannot be amended or overturned. The federal government has embedded special powers in new Covid-19 laws to make unilateral changes to non-pandemic-related legislation, using what are known as ‘Henry VIII clauses’ – named for the unchecked power they involve.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North. (Bonus points: Death of a River Guide; The Sound of One Hand Clapping; Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish; The Unknown Terrorist; Wanting.)
The Great Fire of London.
This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Nov 8, 2014 as "Johns Hopkins University is located in which US city?".
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