Something even bigger than policy was on the line in the 2018 midterms: the country's soul.
Like any politically engaged dystopian novel, my 2016 book, "Splinterlands," was meant to be a warning. I knew things could get that bad. I just didn’t think they would—not so quickly anyway.
Election workers begin the tedious task in bitter races for the U.S. Senate and the governorship that have national implications.
President Trump turns a resounding Republican loss in the House of Representatives into a triumphant victory.
A polarized nation is now more deeply divided.
Elections in Montana, Arizona and Florida are still a toss-up.
Sen. Claire McCaskill approvingly evokes former President Ronald Reagan and says she would back Trump if he stops a migrant caravan at the border.
Rather than realizing that words matter, Trump and his collaborators are riding fear, hatred and demagoguery all the way to the midterm elections.
President Trump never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like or wouldn’t repeat.