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At the End of “Morning in America”

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A political party in motion tends to remain in motion, pursuing a particular constellation of possibilities, until its motion is changed by an external force.  The Democratic Party last week got a bruising lesson in inertia. The collision with a complete political outsider has hammered the Republican Party, too. Until Tuesday, it was possible to regard Donald Trump as an accidental president, but no more. A slim majority of votes in the Electoral College in 2016 was sufficient to elect a president who had promised to change the rules, without anyone quite knowing what that meant. This year, three million