One area where the federal government has expanded its power the most, and with the least public awareness, is through something called the administrative state. The term generally describes how vague laws and congressional indifference to its own constitutional powers combine to put too much discretion, and power, in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.
The perspectives and opinions on the latest presidential hub-bub to engulf official Washington are still rolling in. Many of them are unmoored from reality, in that they make assumptions the facts simply do not support. But others are like this one, from Reason Magazine's Nick Gillespie.