We end this week with the specter of governors from the two largest red states waging war with schoolteachers who are trying to prevent students from being sickened during a global pandemic. Each day, 125,000 people are being infected with Covid-19, and in state after state, the GOP has moved to prevent officials from responding.

For anyone who has endured politics in the 21st century, though, it sort of makes sense. The Republican…