With bitter divisions and sniping in the wake of an election defeat and Donald Trump’s second impeachment, the Republicans are trying to find a way forward – with or without him.
In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
The rules of impeachment in the US Constitution are vague, but here’s how the trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate will work.
Language affects behavior. When words champion aggression, make violence acceptable and embolden audiences to action, incidents like the insurrection at the Capitol are the result.
There are a lot of questions about the point of putting on trial someone who is no longer in office.
Donald Trump is now the subject of a second impeachment trial. Although Democrats were initially optimistic, it is unlikely to succeed given the position of Republicans.
There is good news and bad news for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the first Newspoll for 2021.
The story of the ‘Cadaver Synod’ tells us that in some cases, even the departed can be held to account.
Senate Republicans must now decide whether to convict the president — an unlikely outcome. But even if they do, purging Trump from the party will prove more difficult.
Even though a House majority voted to impeach, President Trump, the process will likely not be finished before he’s left office. A philosopher argues why the impeachment is an important moral action.
Words have consequences. And decades of research supports the contention that Donald Trump’s words could in fact incite people to mount an insurrection at the US Capitol.
Removing Trump from office in nine days is virtually impossible. Congress can impeach now and try him later, but this could distract from President-elect Joe Biden’s all-important first 100 days.
Calls have emerged from many sources for Congress or the Cabinet to remove Trump from office in the wake of the U.S. Capitol incursion Jan. 6. Who could act, and what could they do?
Peru is the latest in a chain of Latin American countries where a leader has been removed via a ‘parliamentary coup’.
President Trump isn’t the first president to get rid of inspectors general. He is the first to assert that inspectors general investigations into his administration’s actions are unconstitutional.
The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
What the acquittal of Donald Trump means for the future of the US presidency.
President Trump’s impeachment defense that the will of the president is no different from the will of the state and the good of the people has echoes in the decline of ancient Rome’s democracy.
In 1868, during the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, the Senate tied on two votes. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase broke both ties.
Calling witnesses and reviewing documents fit the Founders’ goals for impeachment to curb the president’s unilateral power.