Desperately needed changes along an entire spectrum of otherwise unrelated issues are all dependent on the same thing.
The Russian government — which laid plans for a Trump presidency when almost no one else seriously considered the possibility – started worrying about impeachment the minute he was elected. That’s one of the findings in a report produced for the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Russian influence campaign on social media in the 2016 election. … Read more
House Democrats who aren’t politically ready to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump quite yet — but worry that none of the various oversight committees have the means or the clout to build the strongest public case – have a third alternative. They could follow the Watergate model, and establish a select committee. The Select … Read more
Donald Trump has appointed manifestly unqualified hacks to gut agencies whose missions they oppose – bringing new urgency to efforts to reform the political-appointment process. The fact is that congressional legislation creates these agencies, authorizes them to engage in certain activities and programs, and funds them. So it should be more of an issue when … Read more
While Donald Trump makes big headlines with bluster and lies, his political appointees are quietly sabotaging the government by making it difficult for career employees to do their jobs – especially in agencies focused on protecting consumers, workers, students and the environment. And you can actually measure it. The annual Best Places to Work in … Read more
The impeachment of Donald Trump is all of a sudden looking more like a probability – or maybe even an inevitability — rather than a possibility. A new, specific, credible accusation of Trump’s involvement in a specific, criminal act is allowing Democrats and some media figures to go where they previously hesitated to go, despite … Read more