Category Archives: Constitutional crisis

Facing Backlash, Republicans Confront Trump’s Effect on Their Party

Catie Edmondson of the New York Times – When a distraught constituent accosted her on Tuesday night at a restaurant in the nation’s capital, Representative Nancy Mace confronted an impossible task that sprang from President Trump’s false promises: getting them … Continue reading

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After Trump, will the presidency recede a bit for Americans?

Ted Anthony, director of digital innovation for The Associated Press – Calvin Coolidge, known by some as “Silent Cal” during his time in the White House, used his autobiography to live up to his nickname. “The words of a president,” … Continue reading

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Democracy hangs in the balance: How to Stop a Power Grab

 Andrew Marantz of the New Yorker – As democracy hangs in the balance, activists are drawing lessons from the study of civil resistance. About a week before Election Day, Erica Chenoweth, the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International … Continue reading

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What the history of coups tells us about Trump’s refusal to concede

Federico Finchelstein of the Washington Post – Historically across Latin America, when constitutionally elected leaders were denied their legitimate mandate, there was just one word for it: coup. Just think of the emblematic cases of Salvador Allende in Chile (1973) … Continue reading

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America in Crisis

Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter of CNN – What do you write on a day like this? How can the day be neatly summed up in a string of sentences and paragraphs? How can the pain, agony, frustration and fear … Continue reading

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