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  • 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? 



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.


  • Why Originalism Should Apply to Impeachment

    by Donald J. Fraser

    I have never been a supporter of originalism. Until recently, I was also skeptical that impeachment was the right way to handle Donald Trump’s presidency. But I have recently changed my mind.


  • Trump and the Divine Rights of Kings

    by Ed Simon

    Nobody feels sorrier for themselves than a monarch who discovers that their divine right is an illusion; nobody is more liable to lash out and project the blame for their predicament.



  • Why We Must Impeach

    by Sean Wilentz

    The president’s abuse of power has surpassed any we’ve seen in our history — and Congress must act.