(Barbara Kruger for New York Magazine)
Jonathan Chait, in a major story for New York Magazine, ponders how much of a game-changer FBI Director Comey's action, widely disparaged on the right and left, really is.
He sums it all up chillingly:
Comey’s announcement will probably not sway enough voters to make Trump president. But it might, and — given the stakes — that “might” ought to be a terrifying and galvanizing prospect.
He also points out the galling unfairness that Comey, doing his job, has remained tight-lipped on the influence the Russians may have on Trump's campaign:
Importantly, Comey has withheld any comment at all on links between Trump’s campaign and Russian cyberattacks designed to subvert the presidential election. When Representative Jerry Nadler presented Comey earlier this year with questions about Trump adviser Roger Stone, who has boasted of his “back-channel communication” with Julian Assange, Comey very properly refused to confirm whether any investigation was under way.
This country is teetering on the verge of making a historical mistake. If Trump slips in days before the election after being solidly behind for the entire, messy, sordid, gut-wrenching, expensive, time-conduming thing, I think America as an experiment will rightly be declared to have failed.
Let's get out and vote—for Hillary, and against Trump.