On the Road to Autocracy

Trump has accused Democrats of trying to effect a coup by impeaching him. On the contrary, authoritarians are trying to effect a coup by supplanting our constitutional democracy with an authoritarian regime: Out with democracy; in with autocracy is their goal. They are doing this (quoting constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe), by protecting “a president whose Justice Department says he cannot be indicted, whose White House counsel says he cannot even be investigated, and whose lawyers say he can block the executive branch from participating in the impeachment process.”