I am afraid of spiders, sharks, cancer and clowns, but nothing terrifies me more than the sneaking suspicion I have that this administration and its poisonous politics are becoming normalized. This must be the winter of our discontent. So much good work is being done to resist, but it will all come to nothing if any of this mayhem is allowed to become routine.
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