God bless the headline and chyron writers, journalists and editors, and political pundits and observers. You have difficult, complex jobs that are important for the smooth functioning of our democracy. Or republic. Whatevs. Also, bless your hearts.
The Aftermath of Trumpism
Perhaps the most striking and frightening aspect of the MAGAland flight from reality is the habit of treating facts as though they were mere opinions. This is a very serious thing, not only because it often makes discussion so hopeless, but primarily because the average MAGA supporter honestly believes this free-for-all, this nihilistic relativity about facts, to be the essence of democracy.