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Robert B. Reich: The trust destroyers

Robert B. Reich: The trust destroyers

Donald Trump's warning that he might not accept the results of the presidential election exemplifies his approach to everything: Do whatever it takes to win, even if that means undermining the integrity of the entire system.

Mr. Trump isn't alone. The same approach underlies Sen. John McCain's recent warning that Senate Republicans will unite against any Supreme Court nominee Hillary Clinton might put up if she becomes president.

The Republican Party as a whole has embraced this philosophy for more than two decades. After Newt Gingrich took over as speaker of the House in 1995, compromise was replaced by brinksmanship, and normal legislative maneuvering was supplanted by...