The Best People, Also Some Bigots, Cowards, Morons, Liars, Misogynists and Hos
With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the worst of weeks, offering grisly evidence of the cataclysmic injury to our political life these past few years, from the shredding of women's rights reflected in gonzo contraception hearings to revelations of the "historic ignominy" of Trump's war on democracy. The ravaged result: Increasingly, rule by brownshirts, nitwits, charlatans and malignant clowns hungry for power at any cost. "How bad is the scum in our country?" asked the King of the Perpetrators, without irony, at yet another lock-her-up-what-the-fuck Nazi rally. "Where does it stop?"