A Soviet Afghanistan debacle had ended a little more than a decade earlier. “And then we did the exact same thing. Breathtaking,” he writes.
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Among Democrats, 73 percent favored doing more to overcome racism. Among Republicans, 21 percent favored some level of effort to overcome racial bias.
Her New Republic piece’s subhead says: “Now, he and his GOP enablers are peddling the Second Big Lie: that Jan. 6 was just legitimate protest. It’s the crucial ingredient in convincing America to return them — and him — to power.”
I kinda cracked up at these examples of some of the things that make it so hard for non-natives to learn English, assembled by linguist and author Aria Okrent.
His Washington Post column is headlined, “Why ‘moderation’ doesn’t guarantee electoral success for Biden and the Democrats.”
A popular-vote constitutional amendment died on the Senate floor in September 1970, killed off by a filibuster led by three Southern senators.
It’s fairly clear that “Save America” and Donald J. Trump are synonymous, but what is the purpose of their mutual existence?
Perhaps she just thinks if she puts the word “socialist” into a sentence, her audience loses all power of rational thought. And, who knows, maybe she’s right.
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.
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.