He adds: “It’s not a messaging or image problem. Until we can repair that, I’m not sure we can truly say America is back.”
As Steve Chapman makes clear his most recent column in the Chicago Tribune, Manchin is almost certainly the only Democrat who could hold that West Virginia seat for the party.
I assume that any state that nowadays decided not to hold a popular vote would cause a big negative backlash. But, in this post-Trump moment, it’s possible that the Trumpiest of legislators may be wondering whether they could get away with it.
We saw on Jan. 6 how much trouble and carnage a much smaller number of motivated Trump supporters can cause.
She was first elected to a U.S. House seat from Montana in 1916, just in time to vote against U.S. entry into World War I.
In 12 countries for which Pew had poll numbers from the last year of Trump to the first months of Biden, the average portion of those who said they had confidence in the U.S. to “do the right thing regarding world affairs” rocketed from 17% to 75%.
Obviously, the prospect of having to run against a former police chief frightens Rubio, so he immediately went to name-calling and guilt by association.
Several of the U.S. norms that used to make things work have lost their power to do so.
The TV screen would show President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s smiling face and a translucent image of an American flag would be superimposed, through which we could see Ike.
The fact that this large and growing group decided to release the statement reflects the seriousness with which these scholars view the lies, violence, “stop the steal” protests and ongoing efforts to bring about bogus recounts and suppress future voters.
The thing that most worries David Becker is the threat that “never-ending demands for recounts pose to the idea of election credibility.”
Researchers concluded that in future Republican primaries candidates who continue to repeat that the election was stolen from Trump will have a significant advantage.
You’ll recognize the names of many of the signatories. They include former Republican elected officials, including former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson and former Sen. Dave Durenberger.
A “both sides” model of news coverage still undergirds almost all activity in political journalism, writes Rosen in his blog, PressThink, adding: “But it is falling apart.”
The Trump administration did what it could for four years to bury the ever-increasing evidence and momentum of climate change and the threat it poses to the future of the planet.
Of 34 seats that will be on the ballot, Washington Post columnist David Byler thinks there are seven that start out “in play” for possible flipping. Of those, four are currently held by Democrats and three by Republicans.
I don’t know if this is more hilarious or embarrassing to the U.S. House Republicans involved.
This is creepy. If this is the new normal (and I’m plenty worried that it might be), I fear for the future of the American experiment in democracy.
“Republicans favor stimulus and deficits under GOP presidents and rail at them under Democratic ones,” The Washington Post columnist writes.