Biden’s Syria Strikes Fuel New Debate on War Powers
Democrats in Congress signaled they were uneasy with the move and are demanding answers from the White House.
Russian Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations With Russia, Germany—and Congress
Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than some lawmakers expected.
Historic Second Impeachment of Trump Gets Underway
While a conviction seems unlikely, Democratic lawmakers seek accountability for the former president’s instigation of the mob that stormed the Capitol.
Biden’s Bold Gamble on Immigration Is About America’s Future
Failed immigration reform gave rise to Trumpism. Success could finally cool the debate.
America Must Reclaim the Global Lead on Climate Change
Five places to start undoing the Trump administration’s damage and rebuilding U.S. leadership.
The U.S. president was impeached on charges of “incitement of insurrection” in a vote that laid bare deep divisions within the Republican Party over its post-Trump future.
‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations
Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.
Group of State Department Officials Call for Consultations on Trump’s Removal
Second dissent cable directed at Pompeo also rebukes the secretary of state for not forcefully condemning the president.
What Could Stop an ‘Unhinged’ U.S. President From Ordering a Nuclear Strike?
Not a lot, it turns out.
U.S. Diplomats Draft Dissent Cable Following Storming of Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob
State Department officials expressed anger at the department’s gag order on messaging as violence wracked Washington, saying the incident has caused untold damage to U.S. efforts to promote democratic values abroad.
Will the World Take the United States Seriously After the Capitol Invasion?
After a pro-Trump mob stormed Congress, Americans might have a harder time accomplishing their diplomatic goals from Europe to China.
Invoke the 25th Amendment—Now
Trump’s actions on Wednesday have led to an unavoidable national reckoning.
Carnage Comes to the Capitol
Donald Trump decried ‘American carnage’ in his 2017 inaugural address on the Capitol steps. His rhetoric made it a reality in 2021.
America Can’t Promote Democracy Abroad. It Can’t Even Protect It at Home.
Wednesday’s failed insurrection shows how the global ambitions of foreign-policy elites are divorced from reality—and undermined by domestic dysfunction.
Impeachment Calls Gain Momentum After Pro-Trump Mob Storms Congress
Trump has become “unmoored” from reality, warns lone Republican congressman joining Democrats in calls to remove the president.
The Military Stayed Out of the Insurrection, but It Isn’t Over Yet
Trump failed because key Republicans backed down and the military stayed out—yet critical questions remain.