"Americans should care about a more lasting and damaging corrosion — the destabilizing of venerable institutions. Next week, the House will vote on whether to hold Barr in contempt for defying the constitutional role of oversight by the legislative branch.Barr is marshaling the enormous legal muscle of the people’s Justice Department as a political hit squad. He’ll use the law, which he ignores when it suits him, It’s one thing to corrupt a politician, the natural osmosis of the species. It’s quite another to debase the foundations of a great democracy. To serve Donald Trump is to lose all self-respect. You lie for him. You cover for him. You hate for him. This country is a harder, colder, more mean-spirited place because of those who would rather bootlick a bully than stand for the principles they once espoused."