When the Center Was Shaky, the System Held

Donald Trump couldn’t overcome a nation ‘thick with laws.’

Here is a reassuring Thanksgiving thought and a remarkable fact of recent American life. For the last three weeks, the most powerful man in the world—the person who commands arguably the most powerful military in the history of the world and retains the devotion of legions of followers—rejected the legitimacy of an election, persuaded tens of millions o…

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