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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.
Amanda Carpenter
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.
Mona Charen
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…
Shay Khatiri
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.
Brent Orrell
September 2, 2020 5:33 am

The Broken Windows Presidency

Republican acquiescence to Trump’s low-level disorder invited more heinous corruption and lawlessness.
Mona Charen
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.
Mona Charen
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