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U.S. descending into truly uncharted territory

By Les Whittington      

Donald Trump's recent actions are adding urgency to speculation about whether the president will push U.S. democracy to the brink.

Between his public statements about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, his endorsement of embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, and his spat with U.K. prime minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured giving remarks at an event in June, is showing himself to be increasingly unstable, writes Les Whittington. U.S. Energy Department photo courtesy of Simon Edelman
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OTTAWA—Just when one thought things couldn’t get any worse in Washington, United States President Donald Trump appears to be veering completely out of control. The result is a crisis in U.S. democracy, whether Americans realize it or not, that is unparalleled since the 1960s, when cities were burning and the country was in turmoil over the Vietnam War. Of all the questions raised by Trump’s outlandish behaviour, the most pressing may be whether he believes he is above

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