Ok, I was a little put off when I heard Bush the 1st designating someone as a -something-Czar, and the occasional additional Czars.
Now that our version of
A Czar was the inherent monarch of the Russian empire.
What we now have in D.C. are political appointees with absolute authority answerable only to the Lightbringer. Normally it would be accurate to call them the nomenklatura, but we Americans are lazy, and it's a hard word to say, so how about either apparatchiks or commissars?
Not as accurate, but the meaning comes through all the same.