At a time of potential danger to American democratic norms and institutions, it is more urgent than ever for scholars to highlight the risks to our system of government. In this spirit, Bright Line Watch brings together a group of political scientists to monitor democratic practices, their resilience, and potential threats.
Bright Line Watch Updates
The threat of impeachment can push presidents out the door. But there’s a catch.
By John M. Carey, Javier Corrales, Mariana Llanos, Leiv Marsteintredet and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán
The Washington Post, 04/11/18
Searching for a Bright Line: The First Year of the Trump Presidency
by John Carey, Gretchen Helmke, Brendan Nyhan, Mitchell Sanders, and Susan Stokes, 03/15/18
Trump’s Tool Kit Does Not Include the Constitution
by Thomas B. Edsall
The New York Times, 02/08/18
Bright Line Watch Survey Report: Wave 4
by John Carey, Gretchen Helmke, Brendan Nyhan, and Susan Stokes, 02/08/18