Tom Friedman is one of our wisest public intellectuals speaking and writing and thinking about hard issues on our behalf. His latest New York Times opinion piece tells the parable of a Bedouin chief whose sons overlooked the theft of a turkey. A small thing, the sons said — and then the enemies of the chief escalated until they had kidnapped a clan daughter.
The turkey in the case of the American voter is Trump’s original refusal to release his tax returns. Once he got away with that, he surmised he could get away with anything — and pretty much has.
The only remedy I can see is a blue wave election in November.