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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 7. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03:  U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House on his way to West Virginia on August 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. A grand jury has been impaneled by Speical Counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mueller Is Right to Follow the Money

Ignoring financial evidence would severely hamstring most federal criminal investigations.

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Can the Deep State and the Media Survive Trump?

The FBI and the Department of Justice must not overreact to leaks.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - JANUARY 16:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests at the 2016 South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention on January 16, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Along with  Trump, Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee spoke at the convention.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congress Needs to Open a Formal Impeachment Inquiry

The time has come to begin a serious conversation about the removal of President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14:  US President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House, on August 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to New York where he will attend his first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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.

People walk past the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2017.
The US Senate reconvenes after failing to pass Republican health care reforms sought by US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

ARLINGTON, VA - JULY 20:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets service members after a meeting at the Pentagon July 20, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. President Trump participated in a 'Pol-Mil session' and was briefed on national security issues and the fight against ISIS.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: President-elect Donald Trump gets into the elevator after speaking to reporters after his meeting with television personality Steve Harvey at Trump Tower, January 13, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings at Trump Tower in New York. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democracy Dies in Trump’s Darkness

The president should reverse his administration's campaign against transparency.

US President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisors Stephen Miller (R) and Steve Bannon (L) board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, March 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with his son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and government cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Citing the hack of computers at the Democratic National Committee by Russia, Trump said that the private and public sectors must do more to prevent and protect against cyber attacks.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Russia Scandal Has Reached the Trump Family

And only a special counsel can find out how deep the rot goes.

Goldman Sachs Foundation, and global head of corporate engagement, Dina Powell attends  the CEO Roundtable on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016 in New York. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - MAY 1972: President Richard Nixon speaks with National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger during a trip to Salzburg, Austria in May 1972. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Protestors rally  during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. President Trump signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: (L to R) White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks with White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Saturday, President Trump is making several phone calls with world leaders from Japan, Germany, Russia, France and Australia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

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