Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Recommended Reading

Donald Trump's decisive win in the New Hampshire primaries starts making his political ascension suddenly feel a lot more "real" even after his consistent place atop the polls from the moment he entered the race. It's really hard to see how another GOP candidate can take in enough oxygen to serve as a viable alternative, which in turn only makes Trump snaring the nomination feel more inevitable. As Ezra Klein says, this isn't a particularly promising moment in our political history:
Trump is the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory. He pairs terrible ideas with an alarming temperament; he's a racist, a sexist, and a demagogue, but he's also a narcissist, a bully, and a dilettante. He lies so constantly and so fluently that it's hard to know if he even realizes he's lying. He delights in schoolyard taunts and luxuriates in backlash.
Read the rest from Klein here.

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