Even When Tom Cotton is Right, Tom Cotton is Wrong

Mixing the Spirit of ’76 with the Realities of ‘87

Senator Tom Cotton — Danny Johnston / AP file

Tom Cotton, US senator from Arkansas, has let 2020 invigorate his appetite for controversial statements. Or in the political patois of our times, “telling it like it is.” Cotton is a strong militarist and semi-authoritarian by temperament and showed his colors in response to the George Floyd…