The media overflows with people's confident evaluations of who told the truth at the Kavanaugh hearing. Too bad that people cannot tell truth from lies.
The Kavanaugh hearings are lawfare at work, using our social norms and systems against us. Most recognize that this is a circus, but can neither explain why nor see a way out.
Previous posts showed why extreme measures are justified to control the Court, and that sometimes women make false claims of rape. Here is why lies are a good and useful tool.
The Court has become too powerful, so fights for control of it become fiercer. This will continue until something breaks, or we reform the Court.
#MeToo is America having another of our too-frequent bouts of mass hysteria. The similarities show how little we learned from our mistakes in 1692.