David W. Blight writes that Trump’s 2020 loss “has been transformed into a narrative of betrayal, resistance and a promise of political revitalization” — and therefore may endure.
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I actually laughed out loud, in the privacy of my workspace, when reading this exchange from the most recent Collins-Stephens colloquy.
In this video, Humphrey emphasizes the preamble’s verbs to make the case that the Framers wanted the government they were “ordaining” and “establishing” to do stuff, big stuff, to be active and specifically to be active in making life better for those who would be governed.
Historian Heather Cox Richardson turns her attention to the fairly idiotic right-wing obsession with the idea that the government can’t force anyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
In an slight giveaway that it’s not serious opinion research, the mailing is titled “OFFICIAL CORRUPT MEDIA SURVEY.”
I liked Biden’s “For the People Act” speech. It celebrated democracy and sought to strengthen the U.S. version of democracy, which has been under assault – not just figuratively, but literally — from a Trumpian mob.
His piece in Slate is headlined “The Supreme Court’s Latest Voting Rights Opinion Is Even Worse Than It Seems.”
The arguments were specifically about slavery, but perhaps also about the even longer story of the ability of those with enough power to get away with it to sustain and even justify pure evil.
The three that came in lower than Donald Trump were Franklin Pierce, 42; Andrew Johnson, 43; and James Buchanan, 44.
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.”