On the homepage, I have a piece titled “Anti-Trump, Pro-Trumpster? A rule to obey, or disobey.” It begins, “This is the rule: …”
As you do, I know, I had Turandot running through my head. Puccini’s last opera begins, “Popolo di Pechino! La legge è questa: …” “People of Peking! [Not Beijing, Lord help us.] The law is this: …”
To hear the Mandarin lay down the law at the Metropolitan Opera, go here.