The Dark Psychic Force of Donald Trump

In the aftermath of the recent shootings, mental health is certainly an issue that should be on the table. The notion, however, that national investments in mental health services would forestall the rash of mass murders by disaffected young white men is disingenuous at best, though in the wake of earlier shootings it has proven to be a slick segue for members of Congress seeking to deflect action that might anger their NRA masters.

Perhaps the notion is that psychiatrists should be empowered to sign writs approving the seizure of weapons and body armor — with…