Over the next six weeks, Republican voters in the remaining primary states from Indiana to California face an unenviable choice. They can vote for Donald Trump, a boastful vulgarian who hasn’t thought much about how he would govern beyond building a wall on the border.
Free trade? Catch that thing. Wrap it up. Throw it in the garbage. That’s the tune of much of the presidential campaign this year and it leaves us wondering what would happen if some wrong-headed promises got translated into reality. Disaster, that’s what. Cruelty to the people, especially the poor.
A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on. The political media consensus interpreted the scene as evidence of surging support for the senator from Vermont. It did not occur to them that: