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The politics of impeachment

Politics | Political scientists attempt to answer, ‘Why Trump? Why now?’
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/12/19, 06:13 pm

When penning Federalist No. 65 in 1788, Alexander Hamilton predicted that the prosecution of articles of presidential impeachment would “seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.”

Now, for the fourth time in American history, the president of the United States is on the brink of impeachment.

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Ukraine caught in the middle

Politics | How impeachment could threaten the future of a fledgling democracy
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/05/19, 05:55 pm

WASHINGTON—While Democrats and Republicans are locked in a partisan impeachment battle in the nation’s capital, the country at the center of the debate, Ukraine, is locked in a decadeslong fight for its survival and its future. The politicization of U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine as a result of impeachment could make matters worse for an already struggling country.

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On the basis of race

Politics | Trump immigration aide accused of white nationalism
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/27/19, 06:06 pm

In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge approved an immigration law that effectively banned immigrants from Asia and imposed strict limits on Italians, Jews, Poles, and others from outside northwestern Europe. In 2015, an aide who would become one of President Donald Trump’s key immigration advisers advocated doing the same.

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