(Tom Toles)

The problem in American education may turn out to be that we are just slow learners.

If ever there was a window into the way Trump World operates, it was Trump “University.” This august institution of higher indebtedness offered a speedy degree in how scamming works. You paid your (borrowed) money, were handed a worthless piece of credential and learned that you had been taken. The saga of this now-legendary institution was reported during the campaign, but unfortunately, it wasn’t assigned reading. Instead, voters and the media they assumed were informing them spent their time reading and hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails, and the scandal that … actually, there never was any scandal at all. Live and learn!

We feel in the need for some new lessons now. It has been so long since the last Republican presidency that we’ve just about forgotten altogether how it brought us the magnificent Iraq War and the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression. We’re in the mood for a refresher course.

So we just got together on Election Day and decided to enroll the entire nation in Trump University. Course offerings will include:

• You Thought Obamacare Was Bad?

• Actually, Rich People Do Deserve More Tax Cuts

• Thalidomide, Victim of the Over-regulated State

• Vladimir Putin Knows a Thing or Two About Winning Elections

• Yes, My House Blew Away in a Tornado, But There Is Cheap Gas In My Car If I Can Just Get It Out of That Tree

But right now it’s Back-to-School Shopping Time! Time for new clothes, a box of shiny, unsharpened pencils and a notebook of clean, pristine pages that we will now get to fill with Lessons Learned the Hard Way.