On Thursday, April 21, 16-year-old trans high school student James Van Kuilenburg was forced to vacate a Ted Cruz campaign rally in Frederick, Maryland.
This is so great. Apparently the human colostomy bags known as the neo-Nazis and the KKK held an anti-immigration rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, but their demonstration was totally taken over by hordes of super-happy clowns.
At the outset, a rally asking for less of something and at least partly centered on a television cult of personality didn't seem terribly inspiring. But the people I saw there today actually seemed to take civilized discourse seriously.
Most people in this country would like to believe that visceral hatred for one's fellow Americans — including racism — is limited to a small number of radicals on either end of the political spectrum, or maybe to certain areas of the country. The truth is — as some of us are having to confront this week — that it's…