As agitated as I was watching Trump’s rally Saturday, I came to understand something about them that I should have appreciated long before this time: Not only are they a form of media, they are as profound and possibly as brilliant as his use of cable TV and Twitter was in the 2016 race.
What April Ryan’s call highlights is the way lying, smearing and slander have been institutionalized by the Trump White House to an extent not even done in Washington by the senator infamous for slander and lies, the late Joe McCarthy, of Wisconsin.
Why in a democracy do we have to rely on a “deep throat” figure to tell us the truth about what is going on in the White House when we have a Congress, an institution constitutionally charged with the responsibility to check the decisions of president?
Goldberg: The challenge of the coalition instinct is that it blinds us to the violations of our own team while exaggerating the violations of rival coalitions. As George W. Bush once put it, "Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions."
Alabama Republican Roy Moore is entitled to neither the innocence presumption nor a trial before the Senate election next month. What Mr. Moore is entitled to when it comes to weighing allegations of sexual misconduct is fairness – and it will be up to the voters to mete that out.