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There's More than One Side to the Story

| Aug. 21, 2017

Last week was the week the proverbial worm turned. It was the week President Trump finally went too far for all those people for whom he had not previously gone too far.

People resigned from the president’s various consultative committees so fast Trump had to scrap them. Internet companies hitherto committed to free expression decided that enough was enough. And numerous Republican politicians stepped forward to denounce the man their party put in the White House.

The line Trump had crossed was rhetorical. He had failed to denounce with sufficient speed, conviction, and clarity the white supremacists and neo-Nazis whose rally in Charlottesville, Va., led to the death of a young woman last weekend. “There is only one side,” tweeted former vice president Joe Biden in response.

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