After months of stonewalling Trump efforts to pass targeted, short-term relief for millions of Americans suffering in the pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has changed her mind. What she blocked before is now OK. Why? Because, Pelosi explained, there’s a new president and a vaccine on the way. Huh? Didn’t the absence of a vaccine in the last several months make it more urgent to help people? And why refuse to help suddenly-unemployed Americans just because Donald Trump was president? Pelosi’s flip-flop revealed the cold political calculations behind her blockade — and the weird obsession she has developed about resisting Trump.

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