Our Crisis of Corruption

The soft guardrails of democracy are no longer strong enough to stop our slow crawl toward autocracy.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Leah Millis

When I started writing this early in the week, it was my intent to describe how Trump’s tenure as president would inevitably have consequences on our system of government, even long after his departure from the White House. What I didn’t anticipate was that we’d see those consequences much sooner and so viscerally.