The minoritarian skew of the House and Senate presents an obstacle to democratic reform.
The authors of the Constitution feared mass participation would unsettle government, but it’s the privileged minority that has proved destabilizing.
Impeachment did not prevail, but Trump still lost.
The former president’s lawyers were bad—but that was all too typical.
The Senate must pass judgment on his methods—and on all who aspire to adopt his methods as their own in the political contests ahead.
Republican senators are shrinking before the eyes of the whole country.
The slovenliness of Trump’s legal team threatened to deprive senators of their face-saving excuse.
The case against despair
Republicans appear poised to flinch from reality, protect Trump, and betray the country.
Trump’s pardons sent an unmistakable message, capping the corruption of his tenure in office.
Trump was a perpetrator who thought himself a victim, and American society has indulged that same illusion among Trump supporters.
Republicans must distance themselves from the president, and join their colleagues in ending his tenure.
The president’s nonstop abuse of power seems determined to force a reckoning.
If the eyes of all people are upon America now, they are not witnessing an edifying spectacle.
The challenge to democratic values and institutions from Trump and his supporters is a page that will not turn.
Trump is turning the Republican Party against democracy.
Nobody does nothing as president, not even someone who watches television for five or six hours a day.
The president’s act of clemency was less about mercy than self-interest.
The Senate majority leader is rushing to confirm a nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, just in time for her to cause trouble for President-elect Biden.
The Republican Party now has two paths forward.