Was it a Clown Car, or a Cop Car I Saw?
November 10, 2021
A year after the man dubbed the "Insane Clown President" by Matt Taibbi was voted out, Trump-era dread still haunts the USA.
As the end of October approached, numerous news outlets debunked online rumors that "clowns are allegedly planning their own purge the night before Halloween." Yet while madcap maniacs' mayhem was conspicuous in its absence, so was skeptical scrutiny of the similarly apocalyptic anxieties over the off-year elections of November 2.
When the forerunners of 2021's clown warnings circulated in 2016, Mad magazine noted that common features with the concurrent presidential...