Note to a friend of mine: The struggle against what appears to be the GOP’s deep dive into white nationalist authoritarianism should include positive initiatives and actions to deepen and extend democracy and democratic rights, especially voting rights. It can’t be only resistance to their authoritarian turn. Such initiatives from our side can force this nasty, anti-democratic juggernaut into a defensive posture.

Any retreat into small circle thinking should be resisted. Perhaps you think that such a warning is unnecessary, given what occurred during the election and since election day. I hope you’re right, but I wouldn’t dismiss it out of hand.