Category Archives: Democracy

Midterm fury fuels Trump’s assault on constitutional norms

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN President Donald Trump is intensifying his challenge to constitutional constraints and governing norms that are already facing their gravest test since Watergate in the 1970s. Trump has reacted to the coming Democratic majority in the … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional law, Democracy, Donald Trump, Elections, United States

Can the Republic Strike Back?

By Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine’s Intelligencer Whatever else it will be, Tuesday will be a relief. We will finally find out where we are in the surreal dystopia of the last two years. We will see, in a … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Ego, Elections, government, leadership, Politics, Supreme Court, United States, White House

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

By Anne Applebaum in the Atlantic Magazine Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. Given the right conditions, any society can … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Europe, European Union, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Is Trump’s Legitimacy At Risk?

By Julia Azari of Marquette University for FiveThirtyEight Has the guilt of Trump’s aides affected his ability to govern? Max Boot, a writer for the Washington Post, addressed this question in a recent article: “Trump is now an illegitimate president … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Donald Trump, government, Paul Manafort, Washington Post

Populism, Trump, and the future of democracy

By Michael J. Sandel in Global Geopolitics These are dangerous times for democracy. Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and other places that once offered democratic hope are now, in varying degrees, falling into authoritarianism. Democracy is also in trouble in sturdier … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Russia, Turkey, United States