Do you remember where and when you first learned about fascism? The first time you read a book about Hitler or Mussolini? Can you recall the feelings inside when you imagined how powerless the people they persecuted were and you heard their tragic stories of oppression?
The Clinton campaign tried Dangerous Donald, which fell flat, and has been floating the moniker Poor Donald. Both choices hold none of the power of Trump's insults. Dangerous evokes a titillating thrill - Carlos Danger before being unmasked - and Poor Donald rings of elitist condescension.
With billionaire bully boy Donald Trump arrogantly flashing his fascist colors on Super Tuesday, how many supposedly big-time Republicans have spoken out against his disgusting politics of racism, hatred, and aggressive know-nothingism? Too damn few.
Scalia's death changed everything. Instead of nominations of federal judges being just another presidential election year hypothetical, there is now a hard, cold reality: Someone will take Scalia's place on the Supreme Court, and that person will have a lifetime appointment.
More than courage, Mussolini had a good pen and a gift for propaganda. That no one can deny. The motto brought no luck, however. Neither to the Italian soldiers who suffered through Caporetto, nor for Il Duce himself. Someone would do well to point that out to America's overexcited tycoon.