Trump's rise has been real -- more real than I and most other political observers had expected. But let me offer some perspective. What we are seeing is the acceleration of a trend in the Republican nominating process that began in 2008, when John McCain, was nearly hounded out of the campaign for insufficient wing-nuttery before coming back to win the nomination.
Intellectually, there's a case to be made for the rights of state government in the face of federal power. States pre-existed the federal government. States organized and fought a revolution to break free of a strong central government. Washington is, after all, the creation of a contract among sovereign states.
Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. "There's a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in books," she says. "It's still a homogenous field -- but still, Latino people are creating characters as works of art."