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Hurricane Matthew gives rise to conservative 'storm truthers'

By now it should be obvious that what was once the party of Lincoln has become a disturbing mix of Jim Crowe, and others who see hidden conspiracies in every natural fact or empirical measurement. Psychologists call it projection, sociologists might throw in a touch of Dunning-Kruger. But the bottom line is big hurricanes are one of those things that scares today’s freakier conservatives for two very good reasons: hurricanes are a product of ocean heat, and they often demand a centralized government response to save lives and property.
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