"American polarization has grown so bad that for millions of Americans, a geopolitical rival and strategic foe of the United States can redeem itself if that nation helps Republicans win elections. Conversely, Democrats who shrugged their shoulders at Russian aggression and Russian hacks are now at the political version of DEFCON 1 because the DNC couldn’t maintain the IT security level of a moderately sophisticated middle school. In other words, we’re starting to dislike each other more than we dislike a nation that has not only been actively working to undermine vital American interests in the Middle East in Europe but has done so in part through aggressive military actions that have indiscriminately killed civilians by the thousands."
"It’s almost as if Trump said what he needed to say to win election, without regard for the truth or the consequences. Imagine that!"
"Here’s the problem: If politicians can win only by lying, they’ll continue to lie. But reality will remain reality. Manufacturing jobs will continue to disappear, and tariffs and regulations won’t make them come back. And free trade will continue to enrich rather than impoverish, no matter what Trump or Sanders says. Good politics is bad policy, and Americans will pay the price because they want to, DEMAND to, be lied to."