It celebrates itself as the party of norms, except the ones necessary to law and order.
The Democratic National Convention portrayed an America suffering from every possible sort of malady — except urban unrest.
Is the country going through a terrible pandemic? Yes. A punishing recession? Absolutely. Is our democratic system itself under threat? Of course. Is the planet about to be destroyed by inaction on climate change? Check. Are systemic racism, income inequality, and corporate greed blighting our national life? Most definitely.
The Democrats put an accent on every disturbing development during the Trump years, but not on the disorder that has caused countless millions of dollars in property damage, killed and injured innocent people, and contributed to rising lawlessness in cities around the country.