Analysis: In Impeachment Spotlight, Dueling Views of Professionalism Appear

Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?

Analysis: Impeachment Gets Weird

Democratic Chairman Jerry Nadler virtually lost control of Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Analysis: The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over

The expert witness called by Republicans agreed that the quid pro quo—if proved—would be an impeachable act.

Democrats' Impeachment Report Cites Trump for Sidelining and Threatening Federal Employees

Republicans, meanwhile, issue report blaming "unelected bureaucrats" for pushing impeachment.

Why Trump (Probably) Won’t Ditch Rudy

The president’s personal lawyer is at the center of the House impeachment probe—perhaps too close to risk setting free.

Analysis: Trump’s War on Expertise Is Only Intensifying

But his attacks on career government officials could backfire with an ever more educated electorate.

Analysis: The Bureaucrats Who Defied the President

In the Watergate era, high-level aides prevented Nixon’s abuses of power.

Trump Bashes Career Federal Employees as Impeachment Hearings Heat Up

Secretary of State Pompeo refuses to defend specific employees but says his workforce is the best "in the history of the world."

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Viewpoint: The Deep State Isn't the Real Threat to Democracy

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Two of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's Political Supporters Won 'Potentially Lucrative' Ukraine Energy Deal, Report Says

The Associated Press reports that the oil and gas exploration contract was awarded after Perry recommended one of his backers as an energy adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Viewpoint: Take It From Me, the Attacks on Vindman Are Disgraceful

I was born abroad and served. So did my three younger brothers. If Vindman is suspicious, are we?

John Kelly Says Trump Can't Resist Committing Impeachable Offenses

In the absence of an aide willing to tell the president he can’t break the law, it was inevitable that Trump would commit impeachable acts, claims his former chief of staff.

Viewpoint: The Case Against 'Emolument'

The word is outdated. Why not use plain language instead?

Analysis: William Taylor Delivers the Smoking Gun

It doesn’t matter what President Trump wants to call it—of course it was a quid pro quo.

Analysis: Why Firing Mick Mulvaney Is Riskier Than Keeping Him

President Trump’s third chief of staff seemed destined for the door until impeachment came along.