People talk about how Trump is undermining the rule of law and important social/political conventions and institutions. And he is. But too often unremarked is that, if anything, The Resistance® is doing even more damage with their scorched-earth tactics.

We now have The Atlantic, an ostensibly thoughtful, liberal journal, arguing that the burden of proof is on the ACCUSED. (I won’t give their tendentious tract click-throughs by linking it.) They claim he should prove a negative — that 36 years ago, at an unknown date, time, and place, he didn’t commit a crime.

That is radically un-American.

Historians will look back on the period from 1980 forward as the devolution of American politics into the equivalent of civil war by other means. Both ‘teams’ are squandering our institutional and social capital like spendthrifts.