The Bipartisan Danger to the Constitution

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Trump has progressives worried about our democratic norms, but do they see the danger they pose?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or much of its long history, The Atlantic has been a fearless critic of received wisdom on both sides. During the 1930s, it ran a series of articles by Walter Lippmann slamming the “gradual collectivism” of Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the 1960s, it featured articles critical of the Great Society’s welfare programs. More recently, of course, it has emerged as a mortal enemy of Donald Trump and, during 2019, did more than any institution in America to “mainstream” the idea of impeaching him for a wide variety of possible offenses.

Much of the criticisms against Trump seemed to range from the

Mario Loyola — Mr. Loyola is a research associate professor and the director of the Environmental Finance and Risk Management Program at Florida International University and a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. From 2017 to 2019 he was the associate director for regulatory reform at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

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