[T]he Republicans have undergone a process of radicalization to the point of endangering the institutional stability of the United States.
Bad memories can be buried, but not erased.
The American war over vacant seats is a warning sign. The more fractious the society, the more ideological and irreconcilable the parties.
The Supreme Court was the one branch that maintained a good degree of credibility. Owing to the duplicitous work of the politicians, it is losing that distinction.
The Democrats appear to feel that the “he’s crazy” cry can carry the day. The question is whether they are crazy to think so.
With this inevitable confirmation, Trump will ensure a conservative court.
A judiciary dismissive of the popular will could disrupt the balance of power among the branches; but a judiciary subservient to majoritarianism will certainly undermine democracy.