Daggers to the heart of democracy have not been delivered exclusively by Donald Trump and his minions, or Nancy Pelosi and hers, depending upon your orientation.
Here are my dark horse nominations for the four horsemen of the American political apocalypse.
Consider the newspaper killers in our society—cost-cutting, profit maximizing robber barons who deliberately destroy local news capacity in favor of nationalist reporting.
Consider Congress with its massive dereliction of Constitutional duty to do things like make laws and impeach people who usurp or impede lawmaking.
Consider the Supreme Court of the United States, which has abandoned its mandate to find legislative intent and gone over to the dark side of partisan decision-making.
Consider our 1 percent class, with its puppet members of both parties in tow, asserting the inviolability of all its money, no matter how ill-gotten the gain.