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An Insider’s View of Trump:
“He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails.
We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”
-John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff (reported by Bob Woodward in Fear)
Constitutional Crisis? The debate is only beginning:
“John Kerry: ‘This is a genuine constitutional crisis'” at:
“We’re Watching an Antidemocratic Coup Unfold” at:
Trump believes the government should subjugate rule of law to his political needs.
Read “The Proud Corruption of Donald Trump” at:
Continued Fall-out From the Past Week:
“There’s No Coup Against Trump,” arguing that American democracy is
imperiled by Republicans enablers rather than op-eds from anonymous bureaucrats:
See also: “Trump, alone” at:
“Congressional Republicans Are the Real Authors of the Anonymous Op-Ed”
by Peter Beinert, who argues that the Constitution demands that the legislature serve
as a check on the executive and in its absence, unelected bureaucrats are taking it on
themselves to act. See:
Conflict of Interest. It’s a fact: Corruption reduces confidence in government.
In 1963, the year I was a college freshman, the Gallup poll asked “Do you believe
the U.S. government does the right thing all or most of the time?” More than 70%
of Americans said they did believe it. In 2016, even before Donald Trump took office,
Gallup asked the same question. But by then only 16% of Americans said they believed
the government does the right thing most of the time.
As the saying goes, “Houston, we have a problem.” For one illustration of the
problem read “The unconscionable conflicts of Jared Kushner” by Robert Reich at:
(Thanks to Marcia Witrogen Singer for bring this article to my attention)