FBI Director’s recommendation is in: Hillary showed very bad judgement, but she didn’t break the law. The right isn’t happy and, not surprisingly, won’t put it behind them. Its path to victory in November, after all, is very narrow, resting on demagogy, racism, nativism, and Hillary hating – and, of course, voter suppression. But what surprised me was the reaction of some on the left: they won’t put it to bed either. i understand that Hillary isn’t their first choice. Nor is she an ideal candidate.

But it escapes me how their reaction to yesterday’s announcement serves any good purpose. It certainly does nothing to defeat Trump and the Republican gang down the ticket. But isn’t crushing Trump at the polls the main thing at this stage of the election process? Isn’t it the overarching task for anybody who cares about the country’s future? Time to pivot.