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Section: The Atlantic (USA)

      An Incompetent Authoritarian Is Still a Catastrophe
      Jan20

      An Incompetent Authoritarian Is Still a Catastrophe

      So what if he was bad at it?The five years of the Trump era—which began with his descent down the gilded escalator in Trump Tower in 2015 and are ending with a massive military presence in the nation’s capital to protect the transfer of power to his successor—brought a sustained assault on self-government. This assault was most often...

      When Impeachment Is an Act of Self-Defense
      Jan13

      When Impeachment Is an Act of Self-Defense

      Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, a 12-term veteran of Congress, was holed up in her office when the mob arrived. Thousands of MAGA diehards had followed President Donald Trump’s call to march to the Capitol to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote. “It was like a declaration of war against the United States,...

      Just Run Out the Clock on Trump
      Jan08

      Just Run Out the Clock on Trump

      President Donald Trump has staged an unprecedented attack on the peaceful transition of power. He has refused to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory, spread wild conspiracy theories, and incited a mob that ransacked the Capitol. Those who still deny that he is, and always has been, a danger to American democracy simply don’t want to see...

      Don’t Let Them Pretend This Didn’t Happen
      Jan07

      Don’t Let Them Pretend This Didn’t Happen

      Remember what yesterday’s attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol was like. Very soon, someone might try to convince you that it was different. Maybe someone already has.This has been a leitmotif of the Trump administration: Donald Trump does something outrageous and inappropriate, maybe even illegal. Immediately, there are horrified reactions...

      Nihilism Is Destroying Our Democracy
      Jan05

      Nihilism Is Destroying Our Democracy

      Members of Congress will gather tomorrow to count electoral votes and establish Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Usually, this is a pro forma process without much excitement. But a handful of Republicans in the House and Senate are planning to feed President Donald Trump’s delusions of voter fraud by formally contesting...

      The Atlantic Daily: Mitch McConnell’s Slippery Grip on the GOP
      Jan05

      The Atlantic Daily: Mitch McConnell’s Slippery Grip on the GOP

      Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.LAMBERT / GETTYIn his latest attempt to undermine the results of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump turned to a familiar medium: the...

      This Is the Cost of a Failed Impeachment
      Jan04

      This Is the Cost of a Failed Impeachment

      If your memory can reach back to the time before COVID-19—no shame if it can’t—you may recall the last big story before the pandemic struck: the impeachment of President Donald Trump.In December 2019, the House of Representatives impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, all stemming from a ploy in which he attempted...

      Republicans Must Now Break With Trump
      Jan04

      Republicans Must Now Break With Trump

      “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, ” Donald Trump told Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, during an astonishing hour-long conversation on Saturday. It was the latest gambit in the president’s effort to overturn the free and fair election in that state, which President-elect...

      Belarus Is ‘Waiting for Biden’
      Dec27

      Belarus Is ‘Waiting for Biden’

      Protest movements aren’t designed to last forever. And when they do reach their inevitable conclusion, they tend to follow one of two familiar sequences: In one scenario, a protest triggers the resignation of an opposed leader, the reversal of an unpopular policy, or other concessions (think of the successful recent revolutions in Algeria...

      The Triumph of Kleptocracy
      Dec24

      The Triumph of Kleptocracy

      Paul Manafort came of age in New Britain, Connecticut. His father, the garrulous mayor of that decaying factory town, taught him how to cobble together an electoral coalition, passing down the tricks of the trade that became the basis for the son’s lucrative career as a political consultant. But as the local hardware manufacturers fled to...