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  • Then and now: How Trump impeachment hearing is different

    There are consistencies in the process — televised hearings, partisan rancor and memorable speeches — but each impeachment process also stands alone as a reflection of the president, the Congress and the times.


  • Why Televised Hearings Mattered During Watergate But May Not Today

    by James Robenalt

    The whistleblower today has been backed up by others who had direct knowledge, making his or her account now superfluous. John Dean had no such back-up from others; he had to wait a year for his testimony to be fully corroborated by the tapes themselves.


  • Who Will Be America's Brutus?

    by Michael A. Genovese

    Have we a Caesar in our midst, imperial and imperious? Who will figuratively kill the beast that is doing such violence to the American system? 



  • Julie Hirschfeld Davis & Michael D. Shear: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration

    by Chris Riback

    But it turns out, the immigration story — the historical American experience and the current realities — serves as an incredibly useful way to consider the entire Trump presidency: Obsession, chaos, fear, depravity, and yet – meaningful, important, and potentially-lasting change that has shifted not only how the world views America, but how we view ourselves.



  • There Are Only Two Ways that this Ends

    by Andrew Meyer

    If the electorate deems the president fit to serve despite all of his abuses of power, then we will enter a new phase of our history as a nation.



  • The Return of the ‘Witch Hunt’ Analogy

    by Tony Fels

    Clearly, whatever deficiencies exist in the Democrats’ handling of the impeachment inquiry, they pale next to the legal inadequacies of the witch hunting era.



  • Down the Rabbit Hole With Donald Trump

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Who not in Blunderland could ever have imagined that a bankrupted casino magnate and reality TV host might essentially -- like his lawyer recently -- butt-dial us all into a new form of (un)reality?


  • The Ghosts of Founders Past

    by Jason Pack

    Halloween held a ghoulish surprise for American President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. As a result of their hubris, they were both forced to watch their longstanding dreams of unbridled executive authority die in the ditch of rule of law.


  • Refugees in an Age of Immigration Restrictionism

    by Erik Christiansen

    Each new stage in the Trump administration’s handling of refugees and immigrants invites comparisons to past policies. Usually that means talking about the Obama years, or maybe the 1986 immigration reforms.  But it’s worth looking back further to the restrictionist era of the 1920s and 30s.  


  • A History of Why Trump Abandoned the Kurds

    by Ed Simon

    That the Kurds are associated with socialism, anti-fascism, and radical democracy isn’t incidental to Trump’s abandonment of them – it’s the reason why he has.



  • Impeachment Wasn’t Always This Fair

    by Buckner F. Melton, Jr.

    For more than half of the country’s history, potential impeachment defendants had wildly different rights from the ones they have today.



  • A History Of 'Quid Pro Quo'

    The whole idea of a "quid pro quo" is so fundamental to the human experience that we have all kinds of ways to say it. Here, a look at how our understanding of "quid pro quo" has changed over time.