"Questions I ask myself regularly, & ones frequently asked of me. People are trying to figure out the proper posture to take in a world riven by deceit and corruption, a world in which the leadership of the country represents an assault on decency. I, as much as anyone, feel trapped by our current predicament. I would love nothing more than to write about other things, worthy things, more intellectually stimulating things. I feel compelled by what I view as history, fundamental & consequential, playing out right before me with nothing short of the life of the republic at stake. And yet, at a certain point, words begin to fail, or the obvious has already been stated. At some point, it becomes clear that the abnormal, outrageous and unacceptable have become a constant, and even the rolling boil of righteous folk’s indignation reduces to a simmer."