February 15, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
ICYMI: Info Warfare, Robert Mueller, Bill Barr, Dem Primaries and His Majesty King Donald
What you missed this week.
The president today literally implied he’s a king. Maybe he didn’t mean to, but it fits a pattern of behavior we have come to expect. Today’s tweet, moreover, underscores an argument I’ve made recently: that he doesn’t think of himself as above the law. He thinks of himself as the law. He can’t break it, because he is the embodiment of it.
I am the state, he may as well have said.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
MONDAY FEB. 10, 2020
Democrats, Unite Against the Enemy
The Republicans are treating party affiliation as a crime.
TUESDAY FEB. 11, 2020
For 2020, Asymmetric Info Warfare
The latest Q Poll is good news, but be careful.
WEDNESDAY FEB. 12, 2020
Is Mueller in Trump’s Crosshairs?
The president is not going to settle for pardons.
THURSDAY FEB. 13, 2020
Let’s Talk About How We Talk About Politics
More political reality, less political fiction. Please.
FRIDAY FEB. 14, 2020
Principled or Patsy? Interpreting Barr
How much benefit of the doubt are you willing to give him?
John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.