APTOPIX State of the Union

Patrick Semansky AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tears her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Vice President Mike Pence is at left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s Scary, Nihilistic State of the Union

It was The Hunger Games. It was the descent of our democracy into decadence. It was a wake-up call—or should have been—to Americans of every political persuasion.