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With All Due Disrespect, by Paul Krugman

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Krugman gives us a new vocabulary word when he writes: 'What we’re looking at, all too obviously, is an American kakistocracy rule by the worst. It would be one thing if the incoming commander in chief showed any hint of humility, of realizing that his duty to the nation requires showing some respect for the strong majority of Americans who voted against him!  Instead, he’s lashing out at and threatening anyone and everyone who criticizes him, while refusing even to admit that he lost the popular vote. And he’s surrounding himself with people who share his contempt for everything that is best in America. What can restrain this rule? Well, Congress still has a lot of power to rein the president in, but Congress will be much more likely to stand up to a rogue, would-be authoritarian executive if its members realize that they will face a political price if they act as his enablers.'

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