It is the worst of times, it is the best of times. The worst of times if you follow American politics. All is turmoil.
The Democrats are threatening to defund and shut down the government unless the president adopts their modest proposals: provide some illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship rather than a path back to Mexico, and bow out of further participation in the negotiations to determine how the government he was elected to lead shall be financed.
The president, no stranger he to the concept of sexual harassment, wants Republicans to back a Senate candidate accused of multiple dalliances, some with young girls, while first daughter Ivanka says “There is a special place in hell for people who prey on children . . . I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts.”