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  • A brief history of presidential impeachment

    by Adam I P Smith

    Which presidents in US history have been impeached? How does impeachment work? And what might impeachment proceedings mean for President Donald Trump? 


  • Trump Checks all of the Impeachment Boxes: Will it Matter?

    by Donald J. Fraser

    Unlike other presidents, Trump’s actions meet each of the requirements that the Framer’s laid out to impeach a president. Ironically, just as impeachment is needed most, the partisan tenor of the times may make it impossible to accomplish.



  • Why demagogues were the Founding Fathers’ greatest fear

    by Eli Merritt

    Washington’s greatest fear that summer of decision in Philadelphia was that unwise, self-seeking politicians — even if fairly elected to public office — would tear down the central government and its constitutional laws for the sake of their own advancement and glorification.



  • Historians Should Stay Out of Politics

    by Andrew Ferguson

    The lasting question the petition raises is: “So what?” Put another way: “Should we care what these historians think about Trump’s impeachment?” 


  • Does truth matter less than it did in 1974?

    by Roy E. Finkenbine

    At the moment of the impeachment and pending trial of another president, there are still lessons to be learned from Watergate.  One of these is the sad story of Earl Landgrebe.


  • Could Eisenhower have been impeached in 1960?

    by James Ottavio Castagnera

    Eisenhower’s approval of the U-2 incursions was motivated by genuine national security interests, albeit his subornation of perjury was primarily politically motivated.  One could contend national security and political interests more or less coincided. In Trump’s case, the two sharply diverged from the get-go.


  • Jimmy Carter: Watergate’s Final Victim

    by Michael A. Genovese

    Today, at 95, Carter is the longest-lived president in history, as well as the nation’s longest-retired president. Facing several health-related challenges, perhaps it is time to reflect on the rise, fall, and rise of James Earl “Jimmy” Carter.