The House GOP’s impeachment gambit is extremely risky

Before the impeachment hearings into President Trump’s extortion and bribery plot against the government of Ukraine began, leading Republicans had a strategic choice: They could, as some pro-Trump analysts were urging them to do, frame the inquiry with a narrative that what Trump did was wrong but not impeachable. He obviously should not have dangled […]

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Why Republicans should admit there was a quid pro quo

Any discussion of Wednesday’s impeachment hearings should begin with two acknowledgements. First, regardless of what happens, no matter how many stories are written about the testimony of an ever-increasing number of witnesses with varying degrees of credibility or how dastardly the plot is made to sound on cable television and on the campaign trail, the […]

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How the law barely protects whistleblowers

Whistleblowers who hold public servants to account are protected by law — but they often suffer consequences anyway. Here’s everything you need to know: What’s a whistleblower? It’s a government employee who reports fraud, waste, crimes, or threats to public safety. The origin of the term is uncertain, but it’s probably a reference to policemen […]

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