David Roberts @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for t.co/5gESirnht7 about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Oct. 07, 2018 1 min read

Seems @RadioFreeTom is done: "[Collins'] speech on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh convinced me that the Republican Party now exists for one reason, and one reason only: for the exercise of raw political power."  https://www.theatlantic.com/author/tom-nichols/ 

I expect this process will continue. The last remaining Rs with a twinge of decency, a devotion to something other than tribal power, will peel off -- and what remains of the party will be the resentful, nihilistic, and increasingly dangerous core.

Hm, perhaps a direct link to the story would be helpful:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/tom-nichols-why-im-leaving-republican-party/572419/ 


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