Now that they can harness corporate influence for their own ends, high-minded concerns about democracy take a backseat to the exercise of raw power.
The lesson here should be obvious. When we allow experts to make inherently political decisions, then the experts will act like politicians.
As long as the public-charge statute is on the books, the Biden DHS should faithfully enforce it rather than neuter it through regulation.
The Senate parliamentarian probably will (and should) rule the new proposal out of order.