The current situation of the United States is obscene, insane, and
incredible. If someone had pitched it for a thriller novel or film
a few years ago, they would’ve been laughed out of whatever office
their proposal made it to because fiction ought to be plausible.
It isn’t plausible that a solipsistic buffoon and his retinue of
petty crooks made it to the White House, but they did and there
they are, wreaking more havoc than anyone would have imagined
possible, from environmental laws to Iran nuclear deals. It is not
plausible that the party in control of the federal government is
for the most part a kleptomaniac criminal syndicate.