Freedom House, the Economist, and V-Dem have each released reports stating that Democracy is under threat more so then in the past 50 years. In particular, they point to the state of the current US administration. From the referenced article: "Saahil Desai, writing in The Atlantic, claims Trump is the first president to “weaponize” a government shutdown for political gain. He has used executive power to militarize the border with Mexico, decreed a national emergency over the failure of Congress to provide appropriations for a border wall on the southern border, regularly demeans and verbally attacks the press, and refuses to cooperate with the Congress’s power to issue subpoenas for investigations of the executive branch." Link to Freedom House report Link to Economist report Link to V-Dem report What are the thoughts here? Are the reports over thinking things? Is this just the new way things are done? Or is there truth here?