Meacham’s goal in his book, “The Soul of America,” was to offer parallels from past presidencies that might help a Trump-obsessed nation think about things in historical context.
“I have never seen in my career as a lawyer the kind of citizen engagement around civil rights as we have seen since November of 2016,” said Cole at the University of Minnesota.
Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post asked Steele “why he remains in the Republican Party when so many others have left in disgust.”
One of his first points yesterday was that every war president has become more religious after making the decision to shed blood.
Basically, throughout his presidency, Trump’s approval number has fluctuated between 35 and 45 percent and his disapproval number between 50 and 60.
I don’t know if there’s much of a “center” remaining in U.S. politics. But if there is, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine personifies it.
Where President Trump wasn’t political poison, he was political magic, panelists at the University of Minnesota noted.
Democrats actually won a significant majority of the races for seats in both houses on Tuesday.
And by the time the latest poll numbers reach you, they are out of date.
I believe we’re so used to this lesser-of-two-evils duopolism that we think it’s the only way to do democracy, which it isn’t.
Steele, who has little praise for the president, said in a Minneapolis speech, as a refrain with variations: “We are where we are because this is where we want to be.”
An example: Like almost all TV ads, this one isn’t rooted in facts and logic. It is eyewash, brainwash, mouthwash.
As Sullivan summarized Trump’s attitude: “What’s wrong with a dog-eat-dog world, if we’re the biggest dog?”
This is just one puzzling aspect of life in the Age of Trump. But there is a point at which it is no longer reasonable to give him the benefit of the doubt.
The old journalistic system is breaking down somewhat under the stress of so much mendacity by the actual president of the United States.
In this morning’s Washington Post, my buddy Tom Hamburger gets first byline in a piece that updates the awkwardness of the moment (and really the awkwardness of the whole 73-year tale).
CNN moved Minnesota’s senior senator from seventh most likely Democratic nominee for president in 2020, to sixth mostly likely.
His current bad disapproval number, according to the average of many polls maintained and calculated by HuffPost, stands at an average of 51.2 percent.
The basics: The West Virginia Legislature impeached the entire West Virginia Supreme Court for spending too much on redecorating their offices. But they haven’t yet been tried in the state Senate.
While we have two major parties, operating under the same names since 1856, they have not only not stood for the same things over time, they have on several occasions traded positions on the big left-to-right ideological spectrum.