If you want to rekindle the feeling that you're living in some sort of surreal Calvinist redefinition of the American experiment in democracy, read this.
I haven't read it in about a year, and I just ran through it again in advance of assigning it to my students on Wednesday – although by asking them to read something that contradicts their worldview, I am placing myself (as the article explains) in the "reality-based" community.
I'm OK with that.
Re-reading this piece has been interesting from two perspectives. First, a lot of the predictions about the Second Term (note: the article was published just days before the 2004 election) have been stunningly accurate. Second, it has strengthened and validated my prevailing "no, really, kill them all before the damage becomes irreversible" thesis.