USA Today – The checks and balances of the Madisonian system have kicked in. With Democrats gaining control of the House, the legislative progress of Trump and Trumpism has been halted. Congressional oversight of the executive branch, complete with investigations of rampant malfeasance, will commence.

The United States has seen vicious demagogues come and go before. Figures like Joe McCarthy and George Wallace left their ugly mark on American history. But they were kept within bounds and ultimately repudiated. Donald Trump, who in 2016 pulled an inside straight to make it to the White House, is the great exception.

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