Michael Cohen’s guilty plea has raised questions about the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
Trump with Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
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Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
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It's quite possible that neither the US nor the UK will ever return to normal when it comes to political and constitutional balance.
The failure of senior ministers of government to observe basic protocols of respect for the Human Rights Commission and its president, Gillian Triggs, gives the nation a signal that the institutions of democracy are dispensable.
In his incautious remarks about the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) report into children in detention, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shown a disregard for basic institutions of democracy that…