Listening to the likes of Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Lindsey Graham interrogate, interrupt, misrepresent, and impugn the person and judical record of Judge Ketanji Brown should set off alarm bells. Here’s why – Cruz, Hawley, and Graham aren’t racist and mysogyist outliers in the GOP. They are emblematic of the modern day GOP.

No less disturbing is that millions of white Americans, including white workers, are of like mind and stand ready to act on these beliefs. I would like to think that this danger is fully appreciated by tens of millions of decent and democratic minded people across the country. But I don’t think that is the case. Thus the coalition that was instrumental in electing Biden two years ago – and particularly the liberal, progressive, and left groupings in the Democratic Party – have a first class challenge starring it in the face.