Tag: US Constitution

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  • Road to Catastrophe

    Road to Catastrophe

    The lesson is what Plato had warned us about. The tools of democracy can be turned around by an astute, unscrupulous politician to subvert democracy. The institutions of democracy can be maintained as a reassuring façade to fool the people, but their core can be hollowed steadily, imperceptibly to make those just a gizmo of the Supremo.

    June 25, 2019
  • Threat of impeachment

    Threat of impeachment

    The midterm elections have ended in the US with an apparently confusing message: Republicans have gained more seats in the Senate, Democrats in the House. But the real message is unambiguous: President Trump’s unchallenged rule has ended. He could do so far whatever he wanted, for he had both chambers of Congress on his side, …

    November 20, 2018
  • On saying ‘no’

    On saying ‘no’

    “You need to say no,” was the emphatic reply of Sally Yates at her confirmation hearing in 2015 for the office of Acting Attorney General, a pivotal position in terms of the US Constitution. The words must have resonated in America’s portals of power last Monday night, when she was fired by President Donald Trump. …

    February 4, 2017
  • Trump demands special prosecutor to probe Clinton allegations

    Trump demands special prosecutor to probe Clinton allegations

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has demanded appointment of independent special prosecutors to investigate into the alleged wrongdoings of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during her tenure as the US secretary of state. "The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent special prosecutor because it has proven itself to be a political arm of …

    August 23, 2016