Who Broke Politics?

(NY Times) – Paul Krugman:

This has been an election in which almost every week sees some longstanding norm in U.S. political life get broken. We now have a major-party candidate who refuses to release his tax returns, despite huge questions about his business dealings. He constantly repeats claims that are totally false, like his assertion that crime is at record highs (it’s actually just a bit off historic lows). He stands condemned by his own words as a sexual predator. And there’s much, much more.

So how did all our political norms get destroyed? Hint: It started long before Donald Trump. …

nytimes 2016/11/04 who

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