Penis-gate

My latest for CTNewsJunkie.com.

What would you think if you had a state senator who said she thought a defendant in a multiple murder trial should be hanged “by his penis from a tree out in the middle of Main Street?”

The answer is pretty obvious but what I’m trying to get at in this week’s column is whether emotion should play a role, not only in politics, but in the actual formation of public policy.

The rise of emotion in politics and governance is growing. And I think it’s dangerous.

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