Standards are always out of date — that is why we call them standards.
As loyalty to parties’ organizations is supplanted by parties as hostility-based tribes, polarization supplies solidarity in an era of empty politics.
They despise and bully adversaries and practice theatrical but selective indignation about attacks on fundamental American principles.
It is depressing but clear that the Supreme Court needs to remind Congress — and the Seventh Circuit — that “statutory updating” is Congress’ job.
The U.S. should respond to Beijing’s pressure on Taiwan with a reciprocal defiance worthy of a great nation friendly to a small nation that has few friends.