Politico offers James Kirchik writing about how the Republican Party became the party of Vladimir Putin.

What would Ronald Reagan say about Republicans who’ve sold their souls to the evil empire? Says Kirchik:

Today, most Republicans evince no shame in the fact that their candidate was the clearly expressed preference of a murderous thug like Vladimir Putin.

If Republicans put country before party, they would want to know what the Russians did, why they did it and how to prevent it from happening again. But that, of course, would raise questions implicating Donald Trump and all those who have enabled him, questions that most Republicans prefer to remain unanswered.

Do you also think some of this is explained by people who’d like to see a U.S. run more like Russia? With the right oligarchs in charge, of course.