Left and Right Both Pushed to the Brink

It was a bit of a shock when the FBI announced they had successfully thwarted an attempt to violently overthrow the established government of Michigan and kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This is the first major headline of this kind in recent memory, and it was quickly followed by news of a kidnap plot of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. It seemed wild, even for these times.

Yet, to be honest, we shouldn’t have been too surprised. In our awful, tragic culture war, we’ve been careening toward these sorts of outrageous tactics for quite some time. It doesn’t…