Paul Ryan

Pitts: What happens when the social covenant is torn?

Pitts: What happens when the social covenant is torn?

We're not here to talk about civility.

Granted, that was the inescapable buzzword last week as the left wing rose in pointedly uncivil protest of the evil being perpetrated by the Republican Party and the moral monstrosity who is our president. GOP officials found themselves turned away from one restaurant, heckled in two others and confronted at the movies. The affable actor Seth Rogen told Stephen Colbert how he spurned House Speaker Paul Ryan's request for a photograph and dressed him down in the process.

And California Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat, poured gasoline on the fire. Crowds should gather, she said, wherever these people eat or pump gas, to let them know,...

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