It’s not a good sign when we get confused about whether we’re reading a news item or The Onion. Aren’t we getting a bit carried away with our virtue signaling? George Washington owned far more slaves than did Witherspoon. Should we take down the Washington Monument? Rename Washington, D.C., and Washington state? As a lifelong liberal, cancel culture is making me ashamed of some of my fellow liberals, since they discredit all of us when they go overboard with their plague of calling out.

True, ancient Egyptian pharaohs erased all references to their predecessors. But that doesn’t mean we have to imitate them.