America the Loser (J. Bradford DeLong, Project-Syndicate)

Donald Trump’s unhinged recent attacks on the iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson distill his larger assault on American democracy. Even if Democrats do manage to retake one or both houses of Congress this November, the damage that Trump and Republican leaders have done to the country’s global standing cannot be repaired.–bradford-delong-2018-07

The Destruction of the Republican Party (J. Bradford DeLong, Project-Syndicate)

There can no longer be any doubt that America has an unhinged, unqualified kleptocrat presiding in the White House. Nor can there be any question that the Republicans who put him there may be sealing their party’s fate as the manifestation of Trumpism, rather than traditional conservatism.–bradford-delong-2018-05