I'm the FT's US columnist, formerly its DC bureau chief and before that India: any views are entirely my own etc
"It is the enablers who change history." My column on how almost the entire GOP, from the soft apologists to those openly touting dictatorship, are on the same bullet train to Mar-a-Lago.
If you look at the Olympic medal table since end of the Cold War, it's almost always the five UN security council permanents minus one (usually France) and plus Germany or Japan. Occasionally Australia's there but that's it. This is largely about economic input plus population.
Worth stating starkly: Trump is a menace to world peace. He’s made it abundantly clear he sees no legal or moral limit to what he can do, up to and including war crimes. This is a time of acute danger both to global stability and US democracy.
Pompeo gave a speech last week in which he elevated two rights - property and religious liberty - above all others. His Christian nationalist presidential ambitions and confederate whitewashing pose a threat to the US republic. says @djrothkopf . I agree.