Yep, these are back. I tried just enjoying spring and thinking about my own little life and what to sew or buy next, but…then you get trailers for The Handmaid’s Tale that make you worry you’re looking at the not-too-distant future, and then the Senate changes the rules to get their way, and then the L.A. Times publishes a six-part editorial on “Our Dishonest President” and you realize: you gotta stay aware. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.

From the L.A. Times editorial, part 1:

…nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts, or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office.

Instead, seventy-some days in — and with about 1,400 to go before his term is completed — it is increasingly clear that those hopes were misplaced.