For that brief and glorious spell, a decade or so, the last half of it spent under the leadership of a man of extraordinary brilliance and humility and, well, republican virtue, the party was the greatest liberating force the United States had known. Not only did it free the slaves. It expanded opportunity throughout the country on the theory, Richardson writes, that “laborers, not rich men, created wealth.” In July 1862, while prosecuting the war, Abraham Lincoln took time out to sign the Morrill Land-Grant College Act and the Pacific Railroad act—on the same day! … [Read more...] about The Republican Party Was Founded to Fight White Supremacy. Here’s How It’s Embraced It Now.
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Rank-and-file Democrats are itching to hear testimony from John BoltonJohn BoltonTrump envoy says US ready to talk to North Korea but rebukes Pyongyang counterpart Why Trump can't make up his mind on China The benefits of American disinterest in world affairs MORE, saying President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE’s former national security adviser should answer to Congress — under oath — about his time in the White House.Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAs coronavirus surges, Trump tries to dismantle healthcare for millions Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence Pelosi plans legislation to limit pardons, commutations after Roger Stone … [Read more...] about Many Democrats want John Bolton’s testimony, but Pelosi stays mum
There is hope for Democrats, however. Democratic-leaning groups that have made it their mission to vote Trump out of office, flip the Senate and increase Democratic control in the House of Representatives are adjusting their programs amid the shifting realities to ensure that voters turn out. They are doing so in part by arguing that Trump can no longer be seen simply as incompetent. Rather, as the pandemic continues to rage and as race relations plummet, he should be seen as a danger to the future of the republic. … [Read more...] about An existential election
As for Joe Biden himself: He already has moved to the left — and he’ll probably need to move even further in that direction in order to make peace with the “Bernie Bros,” if he doesn’t want them to sit at home on Election Day. (Just to make sure his supporters understand that Joe Biden isn’t really the moderate he claimed to be, Sanders told them that with all the compromises Biden is making, he would be “the most progressive president since FDR.”) … [Read more...] about In politics, as in baseball, it ain’t over till it’s over
Campaigning with the slogan "Enough is Enough," Trzaskowski promises to use the experience and contacts he gathered as a former European affairs minister to "fight hard" for a fair slice of the EU's 2021-27 budget, and to repair tattered ties with Brussels. … [Read more...] about Poland Begins Voting in Election Delayed by Virus