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Rule of Law
November 18, 2020 5:30 am
Let’s Make a Deal to Roll Back Executive Power
If Biden is serious about bipartisan consensus, he should surrender presidential powers.
October 29, 2020 5:30 am
Trump’s Attack on the Civil Service System
He wants a government of loyalists, not experts.
Frederick E. Hoxie and Dennis Aftergut
October 28, 2020 5:22 am
Getting Past Partisan Blinders
A final look at the intellectual and moral contortions of Trump’s defenders.
October 13, 2020 5:36 am
The Coronavirus Is Killing Democracy
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a blow to American exceptionalism. In all the worst ways—number of deaths, incoherence of government…
October 7, 2020 5:31 am
How a Second Trump Term Could Degrade Democracy
Nothing Trump has done to smash norms and corrupt institutions is new. He’s copying autocrats from around the world.
Arch Puddington and David J. Kramer
September 17, 2020 5:44 am
You’re Not Batman
We have a vigilante problem. We need to talk about it.
September 2, 2020 5:33 am
The Broken Windows Presidency
Republican acquiescence to Trump’s low-level disorder invited more heinous corruption and lawlessness.
August 26, 2020 5:29 am
The Degradation of Democratic Norms Here Makes It Harder to Promote Them Abroad
Even as we struggle to protect our own democracy, we can’t stop fighting for democracy around the globe.
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca and David J. Kramer
August 26, 2020 5:25 am
Democracy without Integrity Is Impossible
If our leaders can’t be trusted to be honest and accountable, our constitutional system can’t function.
August 13, 2020 5:21 am
What If Trump Declared an Election Emergency?
The president’s embrace of unilateral executive action and his attack on the reliability of the coming election could combine in a constitutional cataclysm.
Edward J. Larson