The Dead Enders

From Holden:

Lend an ear to Junior Dionne.

The day after the 2004 elections, Tom DeLay was ebullient. “The Republican Party is a permanent majority for the future of this country,” he declared. “We’re going to be able to lead this country in the direction we’ve been dreaming of for years.” Whatever DeLay’s conservative Republican allies were dreaming of, the current dead end can’t be where they hoped to arrive.