The US right wing currently has so much power that it no longer feels the need to justify its form of lawlessness. The concentration of wealth has created a culture of cruelty.
Donald Trump sent his interior secretary to make a pointed threat against Lisa Murkowski over her health care vote.
Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for AlterNet. A former staff writer for Common Dreams, she co-edited the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahlazare.