The System Is Back

The message is clear: The adults have returned. They'll take it from here. So shut the hell up.

2020 has given us almost nothing good, but one useful thing it did provide was the unprecedented erasure of daily presidential campaign politics from our lives, and its temporary replacement with a different, more liberating kind of political engagement.

But now, here we are. Politics—capital-P, horserace, bumper sticker Politics—is happening again, and …

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