As in so many other areas, Trump’s actions are horrifying not because they are unique, but rather for their brazenness.
What the Bidens did and didn’t do in Ukraine is dull, complex, entirely legal, but indicative of the long rot in our democracy. As a result, you’ll never hear it explained on TV.
Always punch a bully, and keep whaling on him until someone comes to pull you off.
For tenured Democrats, the folks who survived the party’s contraction and prospered over the past few decades, the Trump Era is a golden age of wine and roses, in which their jobs have never been easier or more secure. They are in no hurry to see it end.
Democrats aren’t riding to the rescue, because their leaders see nothing that needs saving.
There’s always been an odor of scammyness around movement conservatism but here at its end, the sheer breadth of corrupt innovation spreading across the rotting hulk of the GOP is so spectacular as to inspire wonder. What could once be dismissed as the amusing hijinks of a few hucksters has grown into a dangerous culture of corruption that threatens democracy itself.
Money tells the truth when all around us are lying. Money explains why the effort you’ve poured into legislative priorities has produced so little return. And nothing will paint a more honest picture of the influence of money on our entire political system than a few rays of sunlight falling on the Trump businesses.