We are at risk in this nation. I don’t know if we can survive another four years. Do we just follow him into the fire? —Shoshana Johnson

In one week two things happened which, in a saner America, would have put the man behind them to shame. First, Jeffrey Goldberg, in an Atlantic article since corroborated by many others, including a Fox News correspondent, revealed that Trump had called heroic soldiers who died for our country “losers” and “suckers,” had refused to visit a military cemetery in France (and instead cadged art from the American Embassy in Paris), and had kept disabled veterans out of military parades because they were “not a good look.” Second, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in leaked passages from his new memoir, revealed Trump’s expletive-laden racist excoriations of his predecessor as well as of members of the Black and Hispanic electorates.