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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in an undated file photo. (Associated Press photograph)  **FILE**

Invoking 25th Amendment would set dangerous precedent

The “To the Republic” series has primarily addressed the original Constitution rather than the subsequent amendments. However, there has been much discussion of the suddenly popular 25th Amendment during the Trump administration, particularly since last week’s riot at the Capitol.

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Illustration on critical race theory by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Getting over the 'civilian control of the military' myth

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