President Donald Trump is a broken windows president.
Let me explain. In 1982, The Atlantic published an article that became legendary in conservative circles. Authored by George Kelling and the late James Q. Wilson, "Broken Windows" argued for better community policing. Police walking a beat, they urged, tended to reduce the quality of life crimes that degrade city life — public urination, aggressive panhandling, turnstile jumping. "Disorder and crime are usually inextricably linked," they wrote. "If a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken."