Oh man. Bring in the zombie clowns: Scott, Ernst, Walker, Brownback, McConnell and, yes, LePage, the surreal results of voting on fear, greed, anger. Though some key issues won, even the bears lost. For solace in dark times, it helps to hear Howard Zinn insist we will only have real democracy when people work to "budge the nation from its twin fundamental illnesses: capitalist greed and militarism," when there is "a clamor for change." So. We begin again.