For every complex problem, H.L. Mencken wrote, there is an answer that is neat, plausible -- and wrong. Donald Trump should write that quote on his forehead -- backwards, so it's the first thing he reads in the mirror every morning.
The billionaire Republican presidential frontrunner bedazzles his fans with easy-sounding solutions that you probably have heard before, if you hang out in enough saloons.
But he's been backpedalling so much lately that my biggest question is: What he is going to reverse himself on next?
Take, for example, his recent thoughts on the supremely important topic of nuclear weapons. Please.
As if it were not unsettling enough to imagine President Trump in charge of the nation's nuclear defense codes, he said in a late March interview with The New York Times that he was OK with letting Japan and South Korea have nukes, too. Simple, right?