If the refusal of lawmakers to enact a president's policies is justification for unilateral executive action, then a slide toward elective monarchy is inevitable.
Fortunately, 2020 is nearly at an end. Unfortunately, its events will leave one hell of a mark on the years to come.
Authoritarian-minded officials have found opportunity in public health fears.
Circumstances change and the world may grow more complicated, but authoritarians never vary from their demand for more power over our lives.
Which leaves the U.S. without a major party even slightly inclined to leave people alone to manage their own affairs.
Junk Science Alert: Washington Post Says Data Prove the GOP Has Grown More Authoritarian But Democrats Have Not
Trump is a wannabe despot, but let's not pretend the other side is flawless.
Less-intrusive responses could preserve our health while leaving our freedom intact.
Shopping at Target. Dining outdoors. No activity these days is too mundane for protesters to shout at you for it.
As the pandemic rages on, nominally free countries are sliding down a path blazed by authoritarian regimes.
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Protesters in many countries may find themselves facing down state forces with extralegal powers and a muzzled press.
Police brutality brought Americans into the streets. What would military force do?
A pandemic becomes an excuse for treating people as playing pieces in a game.
Its rulers tried to cover up an epidemic, then declared war on their people to control it.
When this is all over, don’t expect politicians to lose their taste for ordering us around.
China is responsible for a huge portion of the world's plastic waste. There's still reason to be wary of its plastics crackdown.
The protester, Chow Tsz-lok, was only 22.
Republicans aren't the only ones who want to "lock 'em up"
A new report from the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights finds a "shockingly high" number of politically motivated extrajudicial killings.
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Defending the conservative sensibility in the era of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
A defense of the conservative sensibility in an era of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
A libertarian goes to a conference on socialism and finds some surprising similarities.
It's an attempt at scaremongering meant to win over social traditionalists.
How would you like it if nearby strangers could instantly access your credit score on their phones?
People getting starry eyed about socialism should look to Venezuela for some important warning signs.
Trump's chief of staff was there to add a veneer of respectability to some of the president's worst positions.
A 1920s-era novel sheds light on Eastern European anti-authoritarianism.
The president has a long history of admiration for authoritarians and strongmen.
The U.S. used to come in second or third in rankings, but according to the latest Human Freedom Index it's at 17.
She started the first secular, pro-market party in Egypt. Then the government sent the secret police after her.