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A conspiracy of dunces

The 2018 congressional elections promise to be a de facto referendum on impeachment

Ross Douthat | NYT 

Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it. This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout his business career. It was true of the sycophants and opportunists before whom he dangled cabinet appointments during the campaign and then, oh, never mind. It has been true of his cabinet members and spokesmen, whose attempts to defend and explain their boss’s conduct are gleefully undercut by the boss himself. And it should be true — for the sake of their souls, I ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 13:17 IST
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