I remember a conversation I had with one of my grandchildren several years back. The topic was the three theoretically co-equal branches of the federal government. For the benefit of any none-regular readers who may be monitoring my site today, they are: the Executive (basically the presidency), the Legislative (Congress) and the Judicial (at its apex, the Supreme Court). That many years ago (the grandchild graduated from college several years ago, with honors I might add) it was already apparent that the co-equal part was a myth. Today it is an obvious problem.