Credit: US Capitol Christmas Tree 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)

It’s just before Christmas. Hopefully, you’re surrounded by the comforts of friends, family, pets, and cherished hobbies. Hopefully, you’re not stressing out too much about the latest bizarre twists and turns of the reality show White House.

But since you’re here reading this, hopefully what we do on this site is helping you cope with this particularly frustrating moment. Or perhaps it’s a cozy retreat from a bunch of QAnon-obsessed relatives around the yule log.

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David Atkins

Follow David on Twitter @DavidOAtkins. David Atkins is a writer, activist and research professional living in Santa Barbara. He is a contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal and president of The Pollux Group, a qualitative research firm.