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Saturday Night Massacre



  • Out of Control

    by Julian E. Zelizer

    Nixon’s excesses prompted Congress to reassert its own powers, but those changes eroded over time. Now, Trump is demonstrating anew all the dangers of unchecked executive authority.



  • A ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Veteran Offers Trump Some Advice

    by William D. Ruckelshaus

    Mr. President, don’t worry whether you have the power to pardon yourself. But do consider the wisdom of firing the man charged by your own deputy attorney general with investigating Russian intervention into your election.