Skip to main content

Cookies and Privacy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. To find out more, read our updated Cookie policy, Privacy policy and Terms & Conditions

posner2_MelinaMaraTheWashingtonPostviaGettyImage_nancypelosiamericanflags Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

弹劾陷阱

芝加哥—美国民主党发动弹劾总统特朗普的流程,这是一个严重的错误。他们在重演1998年共和党对克林顿的弹劾,结果是徒劳地自损,增强了克林顿的权力,还危害了宪法。

两次弹劾的共同因素是,从一开始美国参议院就显然绝不会通过——需要三分之二多数才行。45位民主党参议员对于克林顿在大陪审团面前作伪证,妨碍司法,并与白宫实习生莱文斯基(Monika Lewinsky)发生婚外情非常不满。但他们不认为这一行为构成将克林顿赶下台的理由。这一行为的出格程度不足以战胜他们对一位仍广受选民支持的总统的忠诚。

领导弹劾的共和党知道几乎没有民主党参议员会支持定谳(事实上,一个都没有)。但共和党想要让民主党难堪,给克林顿造成一些损失,认为在1998年11月的选举前发动弹劾程序能让他们在选举中多捞几个席位。他们错了。克林顿的支持率在弹劾流程结束后有所上升。大部分美国人认为弹劾是错误的。

We hope you're enjoying Project Syndicate.

To continue reading, subscribe now.

Subscribe

Get unlimited access to PS premium content, including in-depth commentaries, book reviews, exclusive interviews, On Point, the Big Picture, the PS Archive, and our annual year-ahead magazine.

https://prosyn.org/io44AOvzh;
  1. pisaniferry106_Mark WilsonGetty Images_phase one agreement trump china  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    Explaining the Triumph of Trump’s Economic Recklessness

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    The Trump administration’s economic policy is a strange cocktail: one part populist trade protectionism and industrial interventionism; one part classic Republican tax cuts skewed to the rich and industry-friendly deregulation; and one part Keynesian fiscal and monetary stimulus. But it's the Keynesian part that delivers the kick.

    0
  2. yu49_ShengJiapengChinaNewsServiceVCGviaGettyImages_G20trumpjinpingshakehands Sheng Jiapeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

    PS Say More: Keyu Jin

    Keyu Jin assesses the “phase one” US-China trade deal, questions whether the US can ever accept China’s development model, and highlights a key difference in how the Hong Kong protests are viewed inside and outside China.
    0