How Far Must Trump ‘Unravel’ Before the 25th Amendment Kicks In?
The constitutional amendment on presidential disabilities could pose a real threat to Trump. But that shouldn't give his opponents solace.
The Trump Team’s Accusations Against Comey Are Prototypical Abuses of Power
They are particularly pernicious because of the White House’s attempts to involve the Justice Department.
Mueller Is Right to Follow the Money
Ignoring financial evidence would severely hamstring most federal criminal investigations.
Can the Deep State and the Media Survive Trump?
The FBI and the Department of Justice must not overreact to leaks.
Congress Needs to Open a Formal Impeachment Inquiry
The time has come to begin a serious conversation about the removal of President Donald Trump.
The Solitary Executive
Increasingly alone in the White House, the executive branch is grinding to a halt. And all Trump can do is tweet in the darkness.
Will Congress Revive the Authority to Impeach Executive Officers Below the President?
The legislature has its own constitutional power to bring executive officials into line.
Trump’s Transgender Tweet Isn’t In Force Yet, But It’s Close
Unless Congress acts to legislatively protect transgender people’s right to serve, the president can have his way.
Democracy Dies in Trump’s Darkness
The president should reverse his administration's campaign against transparency.
Bannon’s Demotion Means the Trump Team Is Learning — Even if Trump Isn’t
We should celebrate H.R. McMaster’s staffing and organizational wins, but whether or not they are superficial remains to be seen.
The Russia Scandal Has Reached the Trump Family
And only a special counsel can find out how deep the rot goes.
The Swiss Cheese Presidency: Why Trump’s Inability to Fill Key Positions Makes America Weak
The Trump administration's staffing gaps pose serious problems for the United States.
A Step Toward Better National Security Coordination in the Trump White House
Dina Powell, Trump's pick for assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor, is smart, experienced, deft, well-connected, and trusted.
Can Tillerson Save the State Department From Trump’s Axe?
There’s still time for a reset at Foggy Bottom.
4 Reasons Trump Is Worse for America Than Nixon
A paranoid president. Scandal upon scandal. International credibility shattered. Why 2017 will be 1973 all over again, but more dangerous.
Robert Harward plans a housecleaning of Trump’s National Security Council staff
If, as expected, Harward accepts the job today, he is likely to bring in his own team, from deputy on down, with a focus on national security types with some experience under their belts.
Trump’s Travel Ban Misses the True Threat: Homegrown Terrorism
Muslim-majority countries aren't the problem. It's the American face of ISIS we need to worry about.
Bannon’s ‘Strategic Initiatives’ Cabal Inside the NSC Is Dangerous Hypocrisy
The creation of a Bannon-led “Strategic Initiatives Group” within the NSC further erodes its stature, independence, and influence.