Is it a Dalek or a deputy attorney-general's tweet? Here's the full chilling story of a Coulter-esque Republican fanatic, now ex-deputy attorney-general of Indiana. He was fired for his leaked tweet "Use Live Ammuninition" with respect to pro-union demonstrators. But there's so much more in his Twitter stream. As Radley Balko drily notes,  "For the last 10 years, this guy has had the power to put people in prison."

It's only when you see how Limbaugh-style conservatism can truly corrupt the minds of Republican public officials that you begin to see how dangerous it is for one party to be captured by the rhetoric of total war.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.