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Section: New Republic (USA)

      Paul Manafort’s Lurid Shadow Hangs Over  Impeachment
      Nov14

      Paul Manafort’s Lurid Shadow Hangs Over Impeachment

      The commencement of public impeachment hearings has already yielded all manner of questions, details—and inane Republican theatrics—centered on the revelation that President Donald Trump tried to extort Ukraine into launching an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. This is all unprecedented: It’s the first time that a sitting...

      Maybe Trump Should Have Listened to These Guys
      Nov14

      Maybe Trump Should Have Listened to These Guys

      Republican lawmakers made a few interesting points while defending President Donald Trump during the House’s first day of public impeachment hearings. They noted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has publicly asserted that he didn’t feel pressured by Trump to deliver on his end of a quid pro quo during the infamous July 25...

      Oligarch of the Month: Dmitry Firtash
      Nov12

      Oligarch of the Month: Dmitry Firtash

      Rudy Giuliani’s cartoonishly inept dirt-digging operation in Ukraine would not have been possible without Dmitry Firtash, the shady Ukrainian natural gas magnate who has spent at least $1 million investigating the Biden family. Firtash has found himself at the heart of a sprawling international corruption investigation before. In 2006, he...

      High Crimes
      Nov11

      High Crimes

      Article IIn his conduct while President of the United States, Donald Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath to execute faithfully the Office of President of the United States, has abused the office of the presidency by employing the powers of the office to advance his own political interests, rather than the interests of the nation, in...

      Trump Has Squandered the Legacy of the Berlin Wall
      Nov09

      Trump Has Squandered the Legacy of the Berlin Wall

      Thirty years ago this weekend, a dour and rumpled East German apparatchik named Günter Schabowski faced a smattering of reporters and cameras for a press conference in East Berlin. Rifling confusedly through a sheaf of papers, Schabowski mumbled details about new travel stipulations for East Germans, hundreds of thousands of whom had recently...

      The Republican Plot Against the Popular Will
      Nov08

      The Republican Plot Against the Popular Will

      Democracy’s central principle is that the people should decide their own future by electing their own leaders. A growing number of conservatives disagree. Take this week’s off-year elections, for example. Kentucky Republicans won five out of the six statewide races on Thursday. Steve Beshear, the Democratic candidate for governor, was...

      Trump’s Impeachment Allies Are Staring Into The Void
      Nov06

      Trump’s Impeachment Allies Are Staring Into The Void

      Imagine, if you will, that you’re unlucky enough to be President Donald Trump’s lawyer. Sometime in the next few months, you’ll have to stand in front of the U.S. Senate—not just the chamber itself, but all one hundred senators, patiently sitting at their desks—and give a closing statement in your client’s impeachment...

      The Vigilante President
      Nov06

      The Vigilante President

      President Donald Trump has often flaunted the brawn of his supporters, adding a baseline of menace to his increasingly embattled presidency. “Law enforcement, military, construction workers, Bikers for Trump … These are tough people,” he said at a 2018 campaign event in St. Louis, Missouri. “These are great people. But they’re...

      The Political Corruption Legalized by the Supreme Court
      Nov05

      The Political Corruption Legalized by the Supreme Court

      When discussing corruption in the Trump era, it’s easy to focus on the most flagrant examples. The Trump Organization announced last week that it plans to sell its infamous D.C. hotel, which gave businesses and foreign governments seeking the White House’s favor a high-profile mechanism to funnel cash into the Trump family’s...

      Keep American Skies Open to Russia
      Nov04

      Keep American Skies Open to Russia

      If you’re a nuclear superpower and you’re trying to convince the only other nuclear superpower that you’re not about to attack them, what can you do to build that trust? This was one key problem of the early Cold War, when both the United States and the Soviet Union were in effect learning what nuclear deterrence, competition,...