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How Trump’s impeachment trial foreshadowed his handling of the coronavirus crisis

How Trump’s impeachment trial foreshadowed his handling of the coronavirus crisis

President Donald Trump’s frustration with Democratic governors who have the temerity to criticize his administration’s flailing response to the coronavirus isn’t just leading him to post sour tweets about them. It’s also reflected in disparities surrounding which states are receiving the medical resources they need to keep patients alive and health care workers healthy. It’s…
With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived

With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived

This piece was originally published in November 2019. Since then, the Democratic House impeached the president and the Republican Senate voted to acquit him, in a “trial” with no witnesses or new evidence. Public opinion remains divided along the exact same lines it was divided before the whole thing started. Back in 2017, I wrote…
Trump’s impeachment acquittal shows how democracy could really die

Trump’s impeachment acquittal shows how democracy could really die

Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal is a warning sign that something has gone deeply wrong in our political system. It shows a kind of subtle corruption of the law that has, in other countries, led to the decline and fall of their democratic systems in their entirety. Senate Republicans didn’t violate the Constitution’s rules for holding…
Impeachment Season Is Going Strong — But, Where Is Melania Trump?

Impeachment Season Is Going Strong — But, Where Is Melania Trump?

As President Donald Trump is only the third president in history to be impeached, there isn’t a well-worn map for how to navigate the trial and everything that comes with it. Trump is, of course, coping with the news of his impeachment really well: he's curated a Twitter feed closely resembling an unfiltered stream of…
Schiff ends day in the impeachment trial by telling the Senate, “If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost”

Schiff ends day in the impeachment trial by telling the Senate, “If right doesn’t...

Rep. Adam Schiff ended the second day of Democrats’ arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial Thursday night with a plea to his fellow members of Congress: Don’t trade our most basic moral principles for politics. “If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost. [The] framers couldn’t protect us from ourselves, if right and truth don’t matter,”…
The fight over the impeachment rules, briefly explained

The fight over the impeachment rules, briefly explained

The Senate impeachment trial opened Tuesday with its first major conflict: a fight over calling witnesses. Republicans have emphasized that they can wait to decide this question until after the two sides offer opening arguments, which are expected to start Wednesday — the same timing they say was used during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.…
Impeachment and Iran

Impeachment and Iran

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would finally send impeachment articles to the Senate. Why now? What is the Senate trial shaping up to look like? And how will things change if former National Security Advisor John Bolton testifies before the Senate? Andrew Prokop has the answers on this week’s Impeachment, Explained. Then,…
Vox Sentences: Impeachment like it’s 1999

Vox Sentences: Impeachment like it’s 1999

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The rules of impeachment Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are ready to vote on rules for the…
Pelosi says she won’t send impeachment articles to the Senate just yet

Pelosi says she won’t send impeachment articles to the Senate just yet

After overseeing the votes to impeach President Trump Wednesday night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a few next steps to take: naming impeachment managers to make her case in the Senate and transmitting the approved articles of impeachment to that upper chamber. Except, Pelosi announced at a press conference after the votes, she’s not going to…
In A Long Day Of Impeachment Debates, RBG Is Our Only Saving Grace

In A Long Day Of Impeachment Debates, RBG Is Our Only Saving Grace

"Tonight, I'm feeling fine," Ginsberg said on Tuesday evening when she accepted the Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture. Despite the immense turmoil the country faces with the potential of impeachment a third president in American history, Ginsberg shed an air of optimism on it all. She pointed at youth leaders — Malala Yousafzai and…

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