Racism, Religion, Punditry, Putin, and the Benefit of Trump to America

David Horsey, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times

Many have noted how Trump is not the problem, but a symptom of just how far off the edge of the map America’s right wing has gone. It is true that Trump is such a symptom, the kind we were warned against not only by H.L. Mencken in the cartoon above, but also by the Greek philosophers Aristotle and Plato. In an article for the Washington Post after the 2016 election