At the beginning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous American novel, The Scarlet Letter, a crowd gathers in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, to witness the punishment of Hester Prynne, a young woman who has given birth to a baby of unknown parentage.
From the throngs of Trump supporters who made the trip to DC to the Republicans in House and Senate to the President himself, the completion of the congressional challenges to electors was the last stand. That testimony and evidence was everything to their case. Only Democrats could benefit from its disruption.
I used to do a lot of hiking, and my hiking buddy liked to pick up the occasional stone and toss it back up the mountain. He was only half-serious when he implied that he was counteracting the natural forces of regression or decline. Entropy, even. Someone should have done that with Fox News or, …