The Crisis in Portland and the Question of Competence

It's vital to uphold the Constitution while restoring the peace.

I want to talk (again) about competence. A large part of the crisis of confidence in American institutions is driven not just by the concern that our institutions are ideologically misguided, but by the all-too-accurate perception that they can’t do their jobs. We’ve seen this failure play out in both tragedy (the immense testing failures at the start o…

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