Trump, GOP path to tyranny comes into focus

The resistance needs a counter-intelligence unit

The essence of any true tyranny is the use of police power to crush dissent. If leaders can arrest and intimidate detractors, then they can maintain the appearance of legitimacy and even the trappings of democracy — elections and free speech — without risk of serious challenge. It’s difficult for a resistance to form or get elected, if its leadership is being jailed or in constant legal battles. Trump’s use of fake news and manufactured allegations, his aggressive immigration enforcement, attacks on…