During WWII, Winston Churchill was asked to cut funding for the arts. He replied, “then what are we fighting for?” Our president has proposed his first budget that features many things worthy of attack. In fact, his first proposed budget almost seems like a wartime suggestion in that it invests only in military and homeland security related items while cutting or eliminating everything else. If we didn't know better, the interpretation of this budget could be that Trump has no constituency at all. He could not have successfully campaigned on this proposal in a rational America. But there I go again, thinking ...

This week I am writing a message to supporters of Donald Trump. I don't mean the ones who supported him months ago. Those supporters really wouldn't get this. I am specifically talking about the supporters who once could not fathom Trump as the Republican nominee, but now are “falling in line” and “getting with the program.” I am speaking directly to you. This will make perfect sense to all of you. I envision you regretfully nodding while you read this, wishing you had not become the very thing that makes today’s topic even possible. The topic is fascism in America. Robert Kagan of ...