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But this is not just a drama about the alleged misbehavior of a former President. Taken together with the Republican Party’s refusal to hold Trump — who remains the GOP’s dominant figure — to account for the Capitol insurrection and its nationwide efforts to restrict voting, the new allegations also indicate that the freedoms and core values that have underpinned American life for two-and-a-half centuries remain in almost unprecedented peril.
In some of the most chilling exposés yet of Trump’s autocratic tendencies, The New York Times late Thursday unveiled a secret scheme by prosecutors against members of Congress conducting presidential
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WASHINGTON — Jewish Democrats in the US House of Representatives met Wednesday to discuss antisemitism. The 25 members of the unofficial caucus ended up fulminating about a fellow Democrat, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, for appearing to liken Hamas and the Taliban to Israel and the United States.

It was the second meeting of the Jewish Democrats in recent weeks. The first focused on the Israel-Hamas conflict and the accompanying spike in antisemitic incidents in the United States.

Wednesday’s assembly focused on an Omar tweet from Monday.

“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of
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WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Thursday asked former president Donald Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, an invitation his advisers immediately rejected and one that gives no indication as to whether more witnesses will be called to next week’s Senate impeachment trial.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the lead impeachment manager, wrote to Trump that he was inviting the former president to testify because his lawyers had disputed the allegation that he incited the Jan. 6 insurrection, despite “clear and overwhelming evidence.”

In their single article of impeachment, Raskin and the other

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