What a powerful assortment of learning opportunities this president and his administration have provided! It is an ongoing educational experience for this retiree beyond the usual opportunities of travel, volunteering, reading and taking greater advantage of cable news. The president has revealed hundreds of opportunities for examining our government and its works.

During what other administration have we heard “Second Amendment rights,” “presidential accountability,” and “no one is above the law” thrown around so often? It’s a far cry from the dry lectures of my youth, intended to give me what I needed to know about three branches of government and balance of power necessary between the Congress, the president and the courts.