Rickety, broken even, as American government and society in many ways are, they have not, until of late, been simply failed. Rather they have been, and are being, failed by the Trump administration and the Republican Party
Trump is not an aberration but the natural consequence of central strands in Republican party politics and political maneuver over the last thirty years.
A conservative Republican comes to terms with what his party has become.
Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage.
The roots of much of the turmoil in the current Republican Party are centuries old. They go back, in fact, to the twin crimes that have helped shape this country from its very beginning: slavery and imperial expansion.
So what happens when everyone thinks they’re smarter than everyone else?
Trump supporters and the GOP are building a house of cards on Attorney General William Barr’s four-page interpretation of the Mueller report.
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