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Steven Harper

Steven J. Harper is an attorney, adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School, and author of several books, including Crossing Hoffa — A Teamster’s Story and The Lawyer Bubble — A Profession in Crisis. He has been a regular columnist for Moyers on Democracy, Dan Rather’s News & Guts, and The American Lawyer.

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Timeline of Trump's Lies: The Mar-a-Lago Papers and 'Consciousness of Guilt'

Day after day in the unfolding Mar-a-Lago scandal, Trump's own words have added evidence of criminal wrongdoing that could cost him a lot more than money.

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The 'Missing Text Messages' Timeline: Incompetence, Obstruction, or Worse?

As Trump railed against the "Deep State," he was creating one of his own.

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The Lawyers Who Enabled Trump's Assault on Democracy

Their prolonged silence forced the nation to live through the catastrophic consequences of their earlier cowardice.

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Alito's Bad History Meets the Vendetta of Clarence Thomas

If democracy dies, it will take a long and mighty struggle to get it back. In the interim, the personal damage to millions of Americans will be irreparable.

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Trump and His Allies Are 'A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy'

Every responsible media representative should have been amplifying Luttig's stark message, not deducting points based on performance.

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Russia's 'Victory Day' and the Trump-Putin Alliance Against Ukraine

Putin fell just one U.S. presidential election short of swift and complete success in Ukraine.

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The Ongoing GOP Attack on Democracy

Trump lost by more than seven million votes, but his false claim that Democrats stole the election from him isn't just about 2020 anymore.

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November 2022: The Anti-Democracy Coalition

If such lethargy prevails this time, the outcome of a few key contests for secretary of state in November 2022 could lead to tragic consequences for American democracy in 2024 and beyond.

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