Musician John Daly dressed as 18th century Vermont rabble-rouser Matthew Lyon when he sung some Lyon-inspired songs at the Vermont Statehouse.
The nation is torn apart by factions haranguing their fellow citizens for wrong-headed thinking and transgressions both real and fabricated. The president, emboldened by sycophants, abuses his power, denigrates immigrants and takes on the trappings of a king, even to the point of threatening to throw his critics in jail. “Fake news” ricochets around the landscape.
This is not the United States of America in 2020, it’s the United States in the late 1790s. When Federalists (behind President John Adams) and Democratic-Republicans (behind Thomas Jefferson) excoriated one another...