So this is it, huh? I must say, the end of American democracy feels strangely like whatever stage in its terminal decline we were in just before. Look at the news: Spicy McNuggets, pro football back, a new and even more tedious Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and, wow, a Republican Senate set to approve a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court! I suppose since this is the 487th constitutional crisis I have lived through in the last four years, I should be used to the letdown feeling by now.
As far as I can tell the only meaningful objection to President Trump’s plan to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg with a new justice before the end of his first term is that it would be unfair.