Facing Off

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The White House police stared blankly into the abyss, fear smoldering behind opaque sunglasses, facing off a hostile nation. War, hurricanes, refugees running for their lives… America seethes, outraged… a thin line of defense protects a diminishing authority, its fragile suspension of disbelief disintegrated, the illusion stripped bare… only those eyes of the cop staring blankly back.