The foot soldiers in the federal government have simply ignored his marching orders.
Not waiting until the last minute to issue regulations makes practical and political sense.
His suggestions in a recent article focus exclusively on the costs of regulation while ignoring the benefits.
As the right and left contemplate post-Obama politics, this observation has been overlooked.
Many of the actions can be easily reversed by a Republican president — but not all.
The flood of regulations in an administration's final year overwhelms the regulatory process.
While voters would've learned about his executive style, he most likely would have led the same way he has as president — by ideology.
An annual OMB report reiterates that the benefits of regulation far exceed the costs.
He still has the ability to do something meaningful on this issue, even without Congress.
Keeping the president from having to publicly deal with bad news has been crafted to a science by this White House.