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Austin Sarat is associate dean of the faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science at Amherst College and the author of "Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty." The views expressed here are solely his
(CNN)In Tuesday's address to Congress, Donald Trump seemed determined to change his tone and sound presidential. But his supposed pivot did not conceal his reiteration of themes deployed throughout his campaign and in his inaugural address. The President continued to remind his listeners that the country he now leads is "a mess. At home and abroad, a mess."