US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives in Washington on February 5. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives in Washington on February 5. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives in Washington on February 5. Photo: AP
Robert Boxwell
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Boxwell

Despite the Trump impeachment trial and State of the Union saga, American democracy is far from broken

  • While last week might have been a dramatic one in American politics, it also shows that the checks and balances written into the Constitution are working
  • Hysterical, dishonest, hyper-partisan politicians, however, threaten the system

US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives in Washington on February 5. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives in Washington on February 5. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives in Washington on February 5. Photo: AP
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Robert Boxwell

Robert Boxwell

Robert Boxwell has worked and lived in the Asia-Pacific region since the early 1990s. He is an occasional contributor on business and regional issues to the South China Morning Post, Reuters, Financial Times and Bloomberg, and is writing a book on the history of US-China trade. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, where he is director of the international consultancy Opera Advisors. Find him on Twitter: @RobertBoxwellJr.