There are few better ways of grasping how far the Republicans have abandoned the middle ground, where they used to win elections,
The emergency room is quiet. A cheery Christmas tree sits by a window near a television set. Horrific images of children’s funerals flash on the screen.
“A Robin Redbreast in a Cage/Puts all Heaven in a Rage,” wrote the poet William Blake. But there is something far more hideous that can put heaven, and all of us, in a greater rage. It is the murder of children.