Cansplain (v): (not to be confused with mansplain)
- to nicely explain something about the United States, to Canadians;
- vice versa.
Within minutes of one another, two people asked me to cansplain executive orders. Donald Trump is signing a lot of these, and people are distressed because they're seeming to do all kinds of terrible things. What are they?
You could, of course, read Wikipedia. Here's a fast-and-loose version.
Most of the work of government happens in a bureaucracy that's organized into units that I will call ‘departments’. There are some important differences:
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