A compendium of greed

The Boston Globe’s columnist Michael A. Cohen has compiled a list of some of the more egregious instances of corruption in the Trump Cabinet. It’s got the highlights, from the first-class plane tickets to the dining room set to the excessive use of security details.

It’s instructive to see them all laid out in one place. As Cohen says, “This kind of venality at the highest levels of the US government has little modern precedent.”

If you lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas. 80,000 idiotic voters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan put us in the doghouse, and we’re stuck. We have to defeat the Republicans in the House and pick up two or three seats in the Senate in order to block Trump and his people from continuing their demolition of the America we want.