If stupidity were oil, America would be Saudi Arabia. We elected Trump. We believe idiot fake stories on Facebook. We mainline conspiracy theories like a back alley oxy fiend. We think vaccines cause diseases. We love guns, believe climate change is a hoax, and use motorized scooters at the …

Evil disguised as common sense is as American as Thanksgiving, and now we have research to back it up. An international gaggle of well-meaning researchers spent a year talking to Americans and have produced a study called “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape.”

If the penalties for aiding and abetting right-wing domestic terrorism were the same as those for supporting and funding Islamic terrorism, the next Republican Convention could easily be held inside Leavenworth Federal Prison. The entire Republican Party, from “nothing to see here” types lik…