Yes, Republicans have given up on democracy and are interested only in the raw power it takes to win. They are not interested in science, truth and idealism but rather in gerrymandering and voter suppression. And where the impact of bigots and xenophobes used to be scattered between the two major political parties, it is now concentrated in a single party, the Republican Party, quadrupling its negative energy to do harm to our nation.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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