I've never believed in American exceptionalism per se, but I am an American & always will be. This the card I was dealt & will always play.

We have become the object of international scorn, pity & bafflement lately (or perhaps longer than lately, I dunno). Still the MAGAs keep faith. "Trump calls for $2000 per!" they proclaim, knowing perfectly well that it won't happen & that Trump has found a way to ensure that even the lousy 6 bills won't arrive in anyone's mail box or bank account.

Meanwhile he banks fat envelops selling pardons.

This is a low point indeed.