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There is a wide gap between words and deeds in American politics – on both sides of the aisle, notes Corey RobinYou’d think that Democrats in Congress would jump at the opportunity to impose a constraint on Donald Trump’s presidency – one that liberals and Democrats alike have characterized as authoritarian. Apparently, that’s not the case. Despite being in the minority, Democrats last week had enough Republican votes on their side to curb the president’s ability, enhanced since 9/11, to spy on citizens and non-citizens alike. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/20/if-trump-is-an-authoritarian-why-dont-democrats-treat-him-like-one