Chief Justice John Roberts remembered his colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at the Supreme Court. “Ruth used to ask, ‘What is the difference between a bookkeeper in Brooklyn and a Supreme Court Justice?’ Her answer: ‘One generation.'” No one is going to pretend RBG’s death wasn’t a political moment; her own words dictated to her granddaughter indicated she knew that it was. And no one is going to feign surprise that the Senate resolution to honor her has been hampered by partisan fighting. And I’m certainly not going to be able to stomach Trump’s visit to the Supreme Court to pay his false respects after he publicly argued that RBG’s granddaughter was lying, and that Ginsburg’s final words were really part of some Democratic plot. But at some point, we have to stop and simply mourn the death of a great American. Just like, at some point, we have to stop and mourn the 200,000 we have lost to Covid-19. Part of rescuing America from her sad, precipitous slide has to be rescuing our humanity and common decency. Without those, what’s left to save.