Time magazine has released the cover of its Nov. 6 issue—on sale Friday—with an illustration by Edel Rodriguez that comes to life in an animated version (below) created for social media. Carrying the headline "The Wrecking Crew" and the subhead "How Trump's Cabinet Is Dismantling Government As We Know It," the cover promotes a package with an introduction by Massimo Calabresi titled "While Trump Is Tweeting, These 3 People Are Undoing American Government as We Know It." It begins:
Stephen K. Bannon was still chief White House strategist when he declared that the mission of the Donald Trump Administration would be "deconstruction of the administrative state." The opaque, academic language was at odds with Bannon's swashbuckling style, but that turned out to be appropriate. The actual work of dismantling the sprawling apparatus of the Executive Branch—the specialized courts, byzantine rulemaking bodies and independent enforcement officers—would be carried out by people who did not make headlines. "If you look at these Cabinet appointees," Bannon said in February, "they were all selected for a reason. And that is the deconstruction."
Continue reading Calabresi's piece here. Read Tessa Berenson's take on Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, here. Read Justin Worland's take on Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, here. Read Stuart Taylor Jr.'s take on Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, here.
And here's the Time cover in full swing: