Center piece

Think about all this.


A good friend of the blog who’s a serious political thinker always manages to get under my skin when he writes about the state of our national affairs. Not because he’s all that far from my own political positions but mostly because he yearns for a centrist happy place where we can all get along. And he has the habit of saying that both sides are guilty of the same sins, and I say that’s a false equivalent. Bigly. 

More and more, and especially as the Trump administration sets metaphorical fire to our precious American values, it’s becoming clear that there can never be a workable form of centrism in this country because the Republican party has become radicalized. This week alone, Fox News “analysts” and presumably a majority of rank-and-file Republicans are bending over backward forgiving Donald Trump Jr. for a rookie error that happens to have broken a…

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