Five Things You Need to Read Today
Here's your weekly update, for subscribers only, drawing your attention to five stories that are worth catching. I usually send these out on Sunday, but I'll be traveling this Sunday, and who knows what will happen between now and then, so I thought I'd just send it out right away.
Today, the main theme is the struggle to get some long-term perspective while we ride the Trump rollercoaster.
1. Worst Resistance Ever
David Brooks, the token quasi-conservative at the New York Times, is about the most perfect representative you could find for the "NeverTrump" conservative. So when you've lost him, you've lost--well, you haven't lost the country, but you've lost something.
Brooks responds to the debacle of the Michael Wolff tell-all book about the Trump administration, full of speculation and innuendo undifferentiated from fact, and laments "The Decline of Anti-Trumpism."
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