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.
The president signaled that if Republicans can get over the block-it-all goal, he’s willing to compromise on how big, how fast, how high and how far.
Echelon Insights asked, “Do you think the goal of politics is more about enacting good public policy or about ensuring the survival of the country as we know it?”
Professor Goldstein summarized his findings on Mondale’s role in elevating the office of the vice president in an essay for the History News Network.
The second biggest 20th century mass slaughter of a minority ethnic group, the murder of an estimated million to 1.5 million ethnic Armenians, has never been properly acknowledged by Turkey.
“I want to suggest that the Chauvin trial, and the outcome, is one of those beautiful moments where, instead of people feeling powerless when they go and rally …, is actually one of those moments that change the political conscience and consciousness of part of the country.”
His latest New York Times column carries the subhead: “You don’t hear his name as much. But as far as the G.O.P. is concerned, the former president rules.”
But I won’t hold my breath waiting for Carlson to retract, apologize or even rephrase what he said.
The Democrats need the West Virginian’s vote for just about anything they want to do.
The enormous cut in the corporate income tax rate coincided with a 500 percent increase in the average income of those in the top one hundredth of one percent, NYT’s David Leonhardt writes.
Political scientist Robert Pape analyzed the identities of the 377 people who were arrested in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Jonathan Freedland argued in The Guardian that there is no honest way to minimize the $1.9 trillion Biden recently signed into law as consistent with terms like “moderate” or “cautious.”