[I]nstead of calming the anger, both sides have whipped up their supporters to total hysteria. That was intentional.
[W]ith this nomination Trump is protecting himself.
When internal political and legal pluralism is wiped out, diversity suffers and imbalances prevail.
What is at stake is the hegemony over the Supreme Court—the institution that arbitrates and interprets the Constitution—for an entire generation.
Given the visceral right-left divide in the United States, no positive outcome was possible from this wrenching confrontation. Common ground is a lost commodity in this country.