The unraveling of longstanding democratic norms (not to mention decency norms) in Washington, D.C., is understandably transfixing many Americans. But we should not lose sight of the fact that democratic values are under assault in the states, too.
Is our system of checks and balances sufficiently robust to detect and prevent conflicts of interest? Why did Trump dismiss Comey? What measures should the US take to prevent foreign interference in future elections?