When we think of political parties, we usually think of Republicans or Democrats. But what do these terms mean, and is there really a big difference between political parties?
I was thinking earlier about how easy it is to think that things have simply always been the way they are now. For example, my kids have never known travel without long security lines, having to take off their shoes and jackets, and witnessing their parents occasionally groped by power-tripping TSA goons. They can’t imagine the days that represented most of my life where you would walk your loved one all the way to their gate, watch them board, and wave as their plane pushed back from the jetway and taxied off. Or how about the generation of kids growing up thinking that masks are a normal part of life, or that grocery store workers have always been encapsulated in plexiglass? Or that someone can be fired for choosing not to undergo a particular medical procedure? The way things are tend to make us forget that all of these practices