I rarely post things by famous, widely distributed writers. I try to post things that are informative and unlikely to be seen by whoever reads my stuff. But in light of last night's Republican debate, it's worth quoting Paul Krugman. - gwc
From Trump on Down, the Republicans Can’t Be Serious - The New York Times
by Paul Krugman
It has long been obvious that the conventions of political reporting and political commentary make it almost impossible to say the obvious — namely, that one of our two major parties has gone off the deep end. Or as the political analysts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein put it in their book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks,” the G.O.P. has become an “insurgent outlier … unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science.” It’s a party that has no room for rational positions on many major issues.