Sunday, June 12, 2016
Robert Reich connects the dots from Donald Trump and our current political moment to its roots in the 1990s and Newt Gingrich's ascension to power on the back of an implicit promise to drive governance to a halt:
Yes, Gingrich scolded Trump for his recent comment about the federal judge. But Gingrich’s approach to politics has been almost as divisive and destructive. After Gingrich became speaker of the House in 1995, Washington was transformed from a place where legislators sought common ground into a war zone. Compromise was replaced by brinkmanship, bargaining by obstruction.And that's where we've sat ever since. Thanks, Newt. Read the rest here.