Mary Schmich: Shocking. Sad. Shameful. Inevitable. How to describe the insurrection at the Capitol?

Shocking Sad Disgusting Dismaying Tragic Shameful Repulsive Revolting Appalling Treasonous Unbelievable Insane Inevitable At some point Wednesday, I started keeping the list of words above, words that radio and TV commentators were using to describe whatever exactly was happening at the United States Capitol. It was hard to tell what that was at first, beyond that inside, members of Congress were debating whether to affirm the election of the lawfully elected new president while outside, a mob had swarmed in support of the president who refused to concede he lost. On a yellow legal pad, I jott…

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