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Content Guy’s Note: Stories in this section are, in my estimation, important and relevant to business. However, they are relegated to this slot because some MNB readers have made clear that they prefer a politics-free MNB; I can't do that because sometimes the news calls out for coverage and commentary, but at least I can make it easy for folks to skip it if they so desire.

•  Axios has a story worth reading this morning, entitled, "How CEOs became the 4th branch of government."

The piece suggests that private-sector CEOs can - and have - "managed to act as a faster and more effective check on the power of the president than Congress could. They have money, they have power, and they have more of the public's trust than politicians do. And they're using all of it in an attempt to preserve America's system of governance."

These CEOs, Axios writes, "must be considered a permanent political force, wielding awesome power … But now these executives will face continual questions about their choices or their silence."

Interesting analysis … and you can read it here.