Welcome to Putin’s America

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Do I really have to state the obvious here? Or is America in such a state of cognitive dissonance that the obvious is no longer even a consideration?

Public unrest. Riots. Polarization. Authoritarianism. Brazen corruption. Defiance of the rule of law. Rampant lack of the public trust. The electoral process under siege. Public officials condoning racism. Emboldened by political leaders, fringe groups promoting…