As you can see from the number of quotes I pulled from this article, I was impressed by, and honestly a little terrified by, Chris Ladd’s latest missive on his excellent blog Political Orphans. He’s a former movement conservative who stepped off the Trump train.

This time Chris is warning of a religious death cult that has sunk deep roots in this Administration. If Chris hadn’t such a reputation with me for probity and level-headedness, I might have dismissed the conspiracy out of hand. Instead, I’m just a bit more terribly concerned than usual.