Trump’s latest triumph is a defeat for US democracy

Democrats could have done the state some service by challenging Trump’s refusal to cooperate with the impeachment trial in the courts, instead they quickly pushed the process through in the hope of humiliating the president. The strategy backfired

9th February, 2020
Trump’s latest triumph is a defeat for US democracy
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi appears to rip a copy of US President Donald Trumps speech after he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington

In decades to come, historians may pinpoint February 5, 2020 – not September 11, 2001 – as the day America was forever changed.

The September 11 attacks were an external attack – an assault by a foreign enemy on one of America’s most visible icons of capitalism. The attack of February 5, 2020 was far more serious. It was an attack on America from within. The inhabitants of two of America’s most revered institutions – the Senate and the...

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