Some of the polling error we saw in 2020 is part of a long‐standing issue that isn’t unique just to Trump.
There is no ‘fake news’ exception to the First Amendment.
The second impeachment trial for Donald Trump ended up considerably more bipartisan than the last one, but “Citizen Trump” was nonetheless acquitted. So, have Republicans helped set a kind‐of precedent by not issuing a conviction? Gene Healy dissects the trial.
If Congress remains passive, we can expect subsequent presidents to build on Trump’s model. The template is straightforward: find a capacious or implied delegation; whip together an administrative program that maximizes discretion; and recite “good cause” to escape any procedural rigor.