Hit & Run

Trevor Burrus: 'Tis the Season for Politics to Make Us Worse


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“If I have to listen to my crazy Tea Party uncle say one more thing about Michael Brown and Ferguson, I’m going to flip over the dinner table and retreat to my childhood room to look at old issues of Seventeen.”

“What are these liberal universities doing to our son?!? I’m not sure we should let him go back there.”

“When did you get so angry at the world, Mom and Dad? Is there something that isn’t Obama’s fault?!?”

Politics makes us worse, writes Trevor Burrusâ€"and at no time more so than around the holidays.