When people get contempt and condescension, they’re more inclined to put all their trust in leaders like Trump. When people have nobody to trust but a politician, that’s not good news.
Yuval Levin’s latest book, ‘A Time to Build,’ examines the ongoing failures of American institutions, and in particular, the Trump era has exposed an alarming lack of leadership and judgment at the FBI.
The left and the right agree that American institutions are under attack. They just disagree on what those institutions are and who’s doing the attacking.
It took less than 24 hours for left-wingers to pledge burning down the country if Republicans don’t abdicate their duty to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.
If we’re inclined to glide past the Marxist fingerprints all over America’s current turmoil, assuming its ideas will flare up for a while and then burn out, we’re not paying attention.
We’re facing a pandemic with 58 percent of Americans holding either ‘not very much’ trust or ‘none at all’ in the media, which is tasked with keeping us informed and keeping the government accountable.
Democrats have become the party of intimidation, scaring other branches into performing their will or threatening to burn down the entire institution.
He is brain porn for Christians disenchanted with the institutional church, when they should be working on their real-life churches instead.
In all their self-aggrandizement and pontificating, the media seems to have missed the core tenet of legitimacy as a public institution: trust.
Many Democrats see the Constitution as a way to achieve their partisan goals, not as a set of politically neutral and idealistic values.
Democrats’ loss of political power is not the result of a structural defect; it’s the result of flaws in the quality of their Senate candidates.
According to liberals, every conservative-run institution is illegitimate. Working out how it’s illegitimate is the only question.
David Brooks joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the American cultural collapse of faith, trust, and community.
CBS News Politics Editor Will Rahn discusses political discourse, the evils of social media, and other channels of hate and distrust.
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