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The Trump Administration Is Corrupting the U.S. Government; by George Packer in The Atlantic

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See how it was done, through the eyes of real patriots who were there as Trump  destroyed the civil service & bent the government to his will... 'impetuous, bottomlessly ignorant, inattentive, while the bureaucrats were seasoned, shrewd, protective of their institutions. They knew where the levers of power lay and how to use them. But, Trump’s WH was chaotic and vicious -- it didn’t matter if “the adults” were there to wait out the president’s impulses & deflect his worst ideas -- to  discreetly pocket destructive orders lying around on his desk. After 3 years, the adults have all left the room --too sophisticated to see Trump’s special political talents—his instinct for every adversary’s weakness, his fanatical devotion to himself, his knack for imposing his will, his sheer staying power. They also failed to appreciate the advanced decay of the Republican Party..' Read...

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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