The president has interpreted the Republican-controlled Senate’s vote to acquit as a writ of absolute power.
A dispute between a small group of scholars and the authors of The New York Times Magazine’s issue on slavery represents a fundamental disagreement over the trajectory of American society.
A report by the Department of Justice inspector general debunks the claims that the investigation into political interference by the Kremlin was a left-wing conspiracy to depose the president.
When violence is directed at those Trump’s supporters hate and fear, they see such excesses not as crimes but as virtues.
The president’s offense is abusing his power to stay in office, not disputing Ukraine policy.
The emails of a key presidential aide show an extremist ideology influencing policy in the White House.
The Democratic Party’s establishment is in denial about the ways in which concentrated riches are warping society and contributing to the disunity it seeks to heal.
The gravest danger to American democracy isn’t an excess of vitriol—it’s the false promise of civility.
The president cannot fail—he can only be failed.
Trump’s conduct has been substantiated by his own statements.
As Trump’s demands grow ever more erratic, democracy rests on the willingness of bureaucrats to ignore the democratically elected chief executive.
The Framers underestimated the extent to which a demagogue might convince his supporters that the president and the people are one and the same.
Democratic primary voters should have a chance to evaluate how their potential standard-bearers fare against hostile criticism.
Within the bureau, there’s an asymmetry that even those who seek to play by the rules cannot ignore.
Law-enforcement agencies can arrest terrorists, but they cannot settle existential arguments about the nature of American democracy.
As long as the Republican Party and the conservative media are committed to defending Trump, their attempts to join their fellow Americans in eradicating the scourge of white supremacy cannot be realized.
No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the certainty that only white people are fit for self-government.
The reaction to the special counsel’s testimony shows how deeply the president has conditioned the media to treat political events like reality television.
If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere.
In a series of tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, the president reiterated his belief that only white people can truly be American.