Critics of Donald Trump are apoplectic about the possibility that the Republican presidential nominee could align himself with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ever since the two men offered words of praise for each other -- Mr. Putin referring to Mr. Trump as "bright," and Mr. Trump praising Mr. Putin's leadership ability -- critics have parlayed their own fear and discontent into a smear campaign against both.
The question is: Why do these critics consider possible U.S.-Russian cooperation to be so apocalyptic?
The Washington Post recently ran an opinion piece titled "The secret to Trump: He's really a Russian oligarch." (Oh, really?)