Corporate surrender to mainstream progressive America puts Trump, GOP authoritarianism in relief

Bowing to criticism from former “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing and others, retail giant Walmart asked Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith to return the campaign donation it made in support of her candidacy against Democratic challenger Mike Espy.

Notorious for its low wages and overall low labor standards and abuse of workers, the corporate behemoth would never be mistaken for a bellwether of progressive politics, and its behavior in this instance shouldn’t be…