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By Barton Swaim
The Washington Post 

Trump's Critics Need More Than Vague Insinuations to Stop Him


If President Donald Trump’s critics in the Democratic Party and the news media want to bring him down -- which manifestly they do, at all costs -- they had better come up with something better than vague insinuations and clumsy metaphor-heavy inferences. An editorial in Friday’s New York Times -- “The Trump-Russia Nexus” -- is a fine instance of the kind of empty gesturing I mean.

The word “nexus” itself a word writers sometimes use when they don’t have something more concrete or specific to allege. It’s not any one thing, the word seems to say, it’s everything. Or nothing...

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