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Cult of Leadership v. Rule of Law

Without Congress on board, the only “oversight” of the president can come from the voters. The election will be about what kind of country we will have going forward.


Two Views of History and Two Questions

We push forward, and the reactionaries push backwards. We build agencies, we create rules for fairness, they hate the agencies and break the rules. It never ends, unless we all give up.


Republicans and Fear

The parties are rule of law v. authoritarianism. People who embrace rule of law include former Republican conservatives, who must now get used to a big messy tent.


Could it happen here?

Imagine a right-wing authoritarian leader who is a pathological liar and instinctively allies with other authoritarians.