It wouldn’t be a complete stretch to suggest that public companies should charter government agencies, rather than the other way around.
In impeachment inquiries, constitutionally authorized bodies are using constitutionally granted powers, however politically and potentially partisan their effort. By contrast, coup attempts occur when political actors take extra-constitutional actions — most often using guns — to oust a chief executive.
Our nation’s politicians can choose to make that possibility more or less likely with their rhetoric and policies in the years to come. Threatening the loss of tax exemption to hundreds of thousands of religious organizations, including many that serve the most vulnerable in our society, is not the way to go.
As the U.S. once again prepares for national elections, we hope that voters in the St. Louis region will join with elections administrators in strengthening our democratic processes. On election day, it is critical that we all work to note and report voting process barriers.
Concerns about the future of Hong Kong as China’s global financial centre are misplaced. Its financial firms and financiers are the jewels of China’s access to global financial markets. China’s leaders will never undermine that.