The Lunatic Fringe

Two recent news stories both typify the worst about the far left and the far right. Both show governments being essentially unhinged and dogmatic. The first regards a leftish California School Board which, to protect fragile high school students, will spend over half a million dollars to destroy a WPA mural painted during the Depression that honestly shows President Washington as a slave owner. Even mixed race kids at the high school want to preserve its history. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/opinion/sunday/san-francisco-life-of-washington-murals.html

And on the unhinged right, there is this deplorable example from Alabama. A pregnant woman got in a bar fight and the woman she assaulted shot her despite her five month pregnant belly. The shooter was released but the pregnant and wounded mother, Marshae Jones, was indicted for manslaughter of Her Fetus which did not survive the stupidity. From NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/28/737005113/woman-indicted-for-manslaughter-after-death-of-her-fetus-may-avoid-prosecution