The most recent outrage against good government and common sense involves the technique most popular down at Camp Runamuck. If it’s not installing a useful tool at the U.S. Postal Service, it’s making sure a hopeless hack is in a position to barber the reports on the pandemic at the Centers for Disease Control. And what better time than right now, when the climate crisis is contributing not only to the torching of the western third of the country, but also to a view of the Atlantic and Caribbean in which hurricanes, both full and developing, are lined up like overseas flights arriving at JFK, to install at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a guy who doesn’t believe in the climate crisis at all?

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire.