My 2020 existential dread

My 2020 existential dread

[Ed. – A litany of liberal bugaboos]

After an unusually long period of anxious anticipation (on my part, at least), the year 2020 arrives this week bearing many fearful possibilities balanced mostly by the hope of narrowly evading them.

Some developments in and subsequent to 2020 that I fear are general in nature: another year of largely unaddressed climate change punctuated by insane weather that half the U.S. population appears to consider random. …

But for political writers, of course, 2020 looms as a most consequential year primarily because it will determine whether the dire Trumpian experiment in populist white nationalism begun so abruptly in 2016 continues or at least temporarily ends.

Trending: Progressives wrongly blame pandemic for rise in violent crime in U.S.

Before that decision is made on November 3 (assuming there is a clear winner), a variety of fearful — even dreadful — political events could occur in 2020.

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