United States Department of StateFormer United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. ■ Bob Franken / Columnist The death of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking brings to mind Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. How weird is that? But bear with me. Hawking credibly speculated about a parallel universe on the other side of a black hole. What if, in that alternative existence, Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election? How, in that black hole that is U.S. politics, would she be doing as president? In a word, badly. She wouldn’t be the disgrace that Donald Trump is—there’s no way anyone can match his bigotry, hateful appeals to our worst instincts or
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