“Secularists, and their allies among the ‘progressives,’ have marshalled all the force of mass communications, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” So said William Barr during a recent speech in which he explained that the “spread of ‘secularism and moral relativism’ is responsible for ‘virtually every measure of social pathology’ from the ‘wreckage of the family’ to ‘record levels of depression and mental illness, dispirited young people, soaring suicide rates, increasing numbers of angry and alienated young males, an increase in senseless violence, and a deadly drug epidemic.'” If you think those views sound a bit extreme, wait until you hear his takes on executive power. From David Rohde in The New Yorker, William Barr, Trump’s Sword and Shield: The Attorney General’s mission to maximize executive power and protect the presidency.

+ Can I Get a Witness: It looks like the House will send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday and a trial (whatever that will ultimately mean) will start next week. This seems like a good time for Twitter to add more servers. Here’s the latest from WaPo.

+ And just to spice things up a bit, the Russians hacked the Ukrainian gas company at center of the impeachment case. (Russian hackers should really unionize. They don’t seem to get any time off.)