“Iceberg right ahead!” – Lookout Frederick Fleet, April 14, 1912, Atlantic Ocean

“This is what you’ve gotten guys!” – Republican Senator Mitt Romney, January 6, 2021, to his GOP colleagues in Washington

Instead of another rehash of the assault on one of the most hallowed buildings in our nation last week by thieves, vandals, malcontents, and insurrectionists, I would like to take you back to what must seem like familiar — if watery — terrain for faithful readers by now.


Democracy — as the Titanic proved to be — is, at its heart, a fragile thing. We have learned in the past few days that it is always vulnerable to ideological icebergs lurking in its path. The trick

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