“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.”
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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.”
I always felt a bit better about the world, knowing Mondale was in it.
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.”
Read the whole New York Times piece. It should make your blood boil.
He also gives several renditions of his pretty hilarious Mitch McConnell impression.
I have always found Noam Chomsky’s arguments incisive and useful for clearing away the power of the conventional “freedom and democracy” explanation for U.S. behavior on the global stage.
The ability of 41% of the Senate to stop any bill from coming to a vote simply because they oppose it is deeply undemocratic and unrepublican (using those terms in their nonpartisan sense).
My basic reaction to Joe Biden’s first formal press conference as president was that he did fine, came across as decent, coherent, reasonably progressive, and someone who knows his own mind and values.
The former Minnesota congresswoman led a seven-hour livestream event to rally the troops who still contend that the Trump won reelection fair and square.
In states that have a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled legislature, the measures to make voting harder are thriving.
In the most recent survey, the portion of Republicans who want government to lend them a hand has shot up more steeply than among Democrats.
Not only Democratic but neutral and expert observers agree that voter fraud is a small problem in the big picture and that very little fraud occurred in the 2020 vote.
David Litt tells the tale of little-remembered filibuster history in The Atlantic.
According to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker operation, the pace of Trump’s falsehoods actually increased, with nearly half of his falsehoods coming in his last year in office.
Hewitt managed to get through the analysis without clearly acknowledging that Democrats won the majority of the House races and got more votes in all House races combined.