During impeachment, Trump claimed far-reaching authority. In a national emergency, he throws up his hands.
Lawmakers had several different ways to limit the executive branch’s power. The president is sweeping all of them aside—and the Senate is going along with it.
By doing nothing to ensure that Trump’s trial gets at the truth, the chief justice is taking a side. And the Democrats are just watching him do it.
As Trump’s impeachment trial looms, much of the relevant evidence remains just out of Americans’ sight.
A Trump acquittal, coupled with Clinton’s, will gut Congress’s most important check on presidential power.
The House’s two charges against Trump get right to the point, are easy to prove, and precisely describe the threat the president poses to American democracy.
Democrats should try harder to compel testimony from the president’s underlings.
Outsourcing U.S. diplomacy to Rudy Giuliani was a constitutional violation—one whose gravity Republicans might see if they weren’t so busy making excuses for the president.
White House and Justice Department attorneys work for the government and the public—but are acting in Trump’s personal interest instead.