Mark Steyn: The New Ball Game

The Congressional baseball game is one of those faintly labored rituals of collegiality that nevertheless distinguish civilized political systems from the barbarous: They’re predicated on the notion that the Government and the Loyal Opposition are on different teams but, ultimately, the same side. In that sense, it is a good thing that we have parliamentary ball games.

But that was the old ball game. Such traditions are difficult to sustain in a culture where pop stars are making videos pulling guns on the President, and comedians are swinging around severed presidential heads, and theatregoers are willing to pay Broadway prices to see Julius Trump stabbed to death on the Ides of March. | More…

| SteynOnline

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