Why We’re Stuck in Trump’s World—the Journalistic Obsession With Him Is Part of the Problem

From a Washington Post column by E.J. Dionne headlined “Why we’re still stuck in Trump’s world”:

There is a madness running through our nation’s public life. Our country seems nearly powerless to counteract it because it’s built into the structure of American politics, the belief system of Republican voters and the polarization of opinion in Congress.

The past week epitomized Donald Trump’s continuing dominance of the public conversation and the extent to which we simply take for granted his threats of violence, his overt racism and the eagerness of many in his party to revert to attacks on George Soros that, at a minimum, carry overtones of antisemitism.