19 November 2020

Presidential intransigence threatens our health and national security


In the wake of his reelection loss and failure to accept it, the president is behaving less like a government head and more like a petulant child. Even when warranted, a president cannot be told: “Go to your room until your term expires.” While he continues in office, Mr. Trump is not only shattering time-tested norms — most prominently, refusing to facilitate the orderly transition of power — he is also acting, and failing to act, in ways that could cause incalculable harm: needless thousands [...]