Changing minds is hard. But at least listening occasionally to someone with opposing views is vital.
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Susan Eisenhower noted on the “Skullduggery” podcast that her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, had appointed a liberal Democrat to the court.
“This is not over. This is an ongoing attack on democracy,” says anti-Trump Republican commentator Charlie Sykes.
Tim Naftali of New York University reviewed the likeliest candidates and concluded that Trump indeed takes the crown from them all.
The United States, despite liking to think of itself as the leader of democracy in the world, has long had embarrassingly low voter participation.
He kept his remarks short, nonpartisan, aimed at unity and full of hope and promise, but not full of promises except that “We will get through this together.”
It’s easy to think of Joe Biden as boring. The story of his life is not boring. It’s full of drama, tragedy, ambition, liberalism and a long, slow climb up the slippery pole to his lifelong ambition, the presidency.
A hauntingly prescient statement from the 18th president.
He has been bleeding approvers since Election Day and the pace of the hemorrhage has only accelerated since he encouraged a group of thugs to storm the Capitol.
Check out Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
It is significantly reassuring that the Joint Chiefs have broken with tradition and made the statement they have.
The ex-California governor draws parallels between the torment his homeland suffered just before his birth (in 1947) and the American experience of the Trump years.
CNN commentator Bakari Sellers quipped: “At this point you’re not resigning, you’re just taking the rest of your vacation days.”
Ressa stands up constantly against the Philippines’ leader, Rodrigo Duterte.
By the way, I really don’t give a hoot whether Trump participates in the Biden Inauguration ceremonies.
“Efforts to involve the U.S. armed forces in resolving election disputes would take us into dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional territory,” they write.
A key example was that the Trump administration didn’t take Pfizer up on an offer to reserve hundreds of millions of doses of its COVID vaccine for use by Americans.
Myths can have power, including, in the current moment, power to motivate just enough key players to put country over party and flawed democracy over no democracy.
It went like this — which I borrow from the coverage of that day’s events, 20 years ago yesterday — after Gore privately called Bush to concede the night before.
I won’t completely exhale, even if this case is dismissed as promptly and easily as it deserves.