No, I am not Dave Wasserman, calling another election.

What will ensue in this posting is my cumulative reaction to events of the past few days.

It will also be shaped by observing and hearing the reaction of others, including the students I teach —  I postponed tests scheduled for class meetings on Thursday/Friday to instead have discussions of what had happened Wednesday and since.

I have watched far too much TV, spent far too much time and energy reading.

So let me explain by starting with this:  in those discussions with students, after giving themn a chance to express their reactions, and ask questions, I told them thatover the past quarter century the primary course I have taught is US Government, and that as I watched television on Wednesday I thought I was seeing the United States coming to an end.