November 8, 2017
Trump and the 'war for the soul of America'
Is Donald Trump "one of the greatest electoral mistakes in the life of the nation," or is he "all that now stands in the way of the completion of what was started in 2009"? It depends how you look at it. "We are in a war of competing visions," says Victor Davis Hanson. In the Hanson view, recent intraparty squabbling is "irrelevant" noise, compared with the "existential war for the soul of America" (emphasis original). A trio of New York Times writers posted at realclearpolitics.com take the progressive view on the war for the soul of America, one year post-election. Charles M. Blow pins the blame for Trump's election – "one of the greatest electoral mistakes in the life of the nation" – fully on "Russia," and he leans on "The Resistance" as the answer. Mr. Blow bemoans Donna Brazile's "three-alarm" as a distraction from the resistance: The...(Read Full Post)