The Power to Shock

What had the power to shock you five years ago?

What, if anything, has the power to shock you now?

As some perceptive people predicted, we’ve gone from “build the wall” (which didn’t happen) to repeated failures to firmly denounce nationalism, extremism, or foreign interference — or to accept and abide by the results of an election.

It can be hard to hear because we’re all so numbed by now, but we need to be really clear that the question has shifted from “How could he be elected?” to “How will we preserve an electoral system?”