Every day for the rest of the month, I’ll be noting the reality of life in the Confederacy, and for the enslaved southerners before the Civil War.
The most serious threat that American democracy faces right now is the rise of white supremacists within the Republican Party. Trumpists want to do away with constitutional freedoms, want to persecute racial, cultural and religious minorities, and want a new round of American military aggression.
Ted Cruz notices that a crazy couple in California has killed 14 people, and says that it’s a reminder that America is at war. If this is the biggest hint we’ve got that there’s a war going on, maybe it isn’t really a war.