Well - here we are.
Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States.
That shocking reality came crashing into view yesterday when he met first with President Obama at the White House and then Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.
As public outrage has grown over the past few months about the rising cost of prescription drugs - a certain senator from Vermont has emerged as a one-man Big Pharma-wrecking machine.
I'm talking - of course - about Bernie Sanders.
Donald J. Trump's ascent to the White House is the final victory of Lewis Powell's 1971 memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (I wrote a book about this titled The Crash of 2016), and now we all need to hang on for a wild ride.
High voter turnout is a good thing for our democracy.
Not so much.
They're a dead giveaway of voter suppression in action, which is why everyone should be worried about what we saw this weekend in states like Ohio.
As the fallout continues over FBI director James Comey's decision to go public with the discovery of emails that may or may not be related to Hillary Clinton, the evidence is growing that significant elements within the FBI are trying to get Donald Trump elected president.
Something is brewing in the Republican Party - something that's profoundly anti-democratic and looks a lot like sedition.
After Antonin Scalia died back in February, conservatives stuck to the same basic line about the opening his death created on the Supreme Court.
There is no break from politics.
Even though the election will finally - thankfully - hopefully end next week - the next big fight in Washington has already been pencilled into the schedule.
It'll be over the Trans-Pacific Partnership - or TPP - the massive trade deal between the US and 11 other Pacific Rim nations that both major candidates for president oppose.