The Republican party was once an honorable one. It stood for something positive: free trade, limited government, and staunch defence of the homeland. No longer true. The party is now the master of the Big Lie. President Trump gives us a mean spirited health care bill that is really a tax cut for the wealthy, a Department of Environmental Protection that no longer protects but endangers,and an Education Department that wants to dismantle public schools not improve them. The final insult is that the President speaks to us in the language of fake news but which he claims is true and derides real news as fake. And so it goes day after day.