NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he president of the United States, Donald Trump, is rage-tweeting as I write. He has moved from a conspiracy theory about the poll watchers and mail trucks of fake ballots to a conspiracy theory about software that was programmed to inflict an electoral loss on Donald Trump. Soon, it will just be crazed statistical tautologies and a demand not to certify the results in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
This August I wrote that for many progressives, “squaring up and beating Trump in an election” would not be enough. They desired instead to “topple” Trump in a final, extraordinary confrontation.