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Cass R. Sunstein

GOP’s Toasts to Kavanaugh Are Unspeakably Cruel

Political gloating is normal. Mocking human suffering is not. 

Have empathy.

Have empathy.

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It’s graceless and ugly, and rarely a good idea, to kick people when they’re down.

The word “triumphalism” captures that kind of kicking. In a polarized political environment, triumphalism is dangerous.