by Jon S. Strebler
I’m not the only one out there that thinks the election of Donald Trump as the next President signals a big break with the past – a new time, if you will. Sure, we hear a lot of “well, he’s different, but we have checks and balances, and in four (or eight) more years, he’ll be gone and the country will just move in the next direction, no worse for wear.” I doubt it. Whether you think Trump is the scum of the earth or America’s knight on a white horse, we’ve never seen anything like him. His influence will be broad and long-lasting, and probably in ways people haven’t even realized yet.