The New York Times’ publication of an anonymously-authored article, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” set the world of political commentary on fire Wednesday afternoon.

The author, whom the Times identified only as “a senior official in the Trump administration,” claimed that he used his government position to thwart President Trump’s “more misguided impulses.” Others, also unnamed, joined him in the effort, he said.

The article, quickly denounced by the president, promised to dominate cable news for days.

Here are seven thoughts on what it means.

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