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Misplaced Patriotism Is Damaging to Our Constitutional Order

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

To Trump's critics, “coup” is no longer a dirty word trafficked in by right-wing conspiracists. Instead, it has been normalized. Efforts to oppose Trump are often self-described as “The Resistance,” a reference to the underground French fighters resisting the Nazis in World War II. Trump’s opponents often have praised the deep state precisely because unelected career officials are seen as the most effective way to sabotage and stymie his agenda. A “coup” is no longer proof of right-wing paranoia, but increasingly a part of the general progressive discourse of resistance to Trump. In these upside-down times, patriotism is being redefined as removing a president before a constitutionally mandated election.

Toss Turkey Out Of NATO

Today Turkey undermines U.S. and European security. As Ankara moves toward an authoritarian one-party state, its membership in NATO becomes ever more incongruous. A civil divorce would be best for all parties.