Newt Gingrich swept back to prominence in the Republican ranks by a convincing win in South Carolina. Gingrich has been openly race-baiting and it seems the good folks of America's south like what they hear. Bill Moyers tells Bill Maher that the radical fringe now dominates the Republican party.
One scary feature of the radical Right is its utter rejection of science. They see the world not as it is but as they want to see it. They want the EPA defunded. Rick Perry even wanted it scrapped entirely. Can you think of any one that sort of thing appeals to in Canada?
Can the world really afford to be dominated by crazy people who happily ignore science and reality? Can America survive this degree of institutional derangement? The Republicans are doing what many crazy people do, they're destroying themselves and, in the process, their country.