Live from the Journamalists' and the Republicans' Self-Made Gehenna: Ross Douthat rejects Trump but endorses Trumpism, saying that the idea that Trump is either "a typical Republican... [or] the scourge our rotten system needs" is "a plausible argument". No, Ross, that's wrong: misogynist white racialism--either in the hard-core version of Trump or the soft-core version that Republicans since Goldwater have embraced is not plausibly a good path for America.
Shame on you, New York Times.
Jamelle Bouie: Buried lede:
Buried lede is that large parts of the conservative intelligentsia have embraced a white nationalist politics.
Ross Douthat: [Trump and the Intellectuals]: A case for Trump's ideas that ignores the man himself:
THE Republican Party’s politicians have mostly surrendered... [and] entertainers have mostly been enthusiastic.... But the conservative intelligentsia — journalists, think-tankers and academics — has been conspicuous in its resistance [to Trump].