Norm Ornstein

Resident congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Resident congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of the new best seller "One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Desperate, the Disillusioned and the Not-Yet-Deported.”

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China has locked down an entire city to control the coronavirus, while President Trump has eliminated federal programs to cope with disease epidemics.

The US ‘rendered itself incapable’ of handling a disease epidemic

China has locked down an entire city to control the coronavirus, while President Trump has eliminated federal programs to cope with disease epidemics.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson as Tweedledum and Tweedledee

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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Now that the Nunes memo has been released...well, what's in it?

Re: That Nunes Memo

Now that the Nunes memo has been released...well, what's in it?

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