The Tea Party at 12

Plus: The debate over hugging

Let’s take a moment to consider the grim milestone we are about to pass: 500,000 Americans dead from the coronavirus. As the Times noted yesterday, “more Americans have perished from COVID-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.”

Perhaps because we have lived with it so long, we are not sufficiently stagger…

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