Civil service

  • Trump's Reelection Threatens a Politicized Civil Service

    by Heather Cox Richardson

    Since 1883, the federal civil service has been protected from the old spoils system by rules for merit-based hiring and promotion. Trump has threatened to revert to a system of rewards for loyalists and punishment for enemies, without regard for performing the public's business. 

  • Trump's Quislings

    by David Driesen

    Autocrats use law not to achieve the laws’ objectives, but to subdue opposition and bolster their supporters. If Trump remains in office, America will likely lose its freedom through these forces.