What If the Plane Isn’t Crashing, and You Charge the Cockpit Anyway?

Political rage creates its own risks.

Earlier today I read the most eye-catching sentence of the 2020 election so far. Writing in The Nation, Katha Pollitt declared, “I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them.” Why is she so desperate? Because “taking back the White House is that important. Four more years of Trump will replace what remains of our democracy with unchecked …

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