The defeat of the GOP effort to repeal and replace the ACA is a significant victory for the vast majority that opposed these efforts. It’s unity time.
It turns out the other Presidents other than Donald Trump had had terrible starts. But these are different times and the president is a different man.
While Russian meddling is real, we need to face the fact that Putin’s not ultimately responsible for the rise of Trump, we are.
We are up against a hellish convergence of trends that transformed the last election into a freak show, a mess that we must get out of.
This is the first presidential scandal involving a foreign government interfering with our election process and possible collusion.
Both Democrats and Republicans are currently unable to use the lessons of the Great Depression to support the middle class & working class.
If American democracy these days is in crisis, the structure of our government is part of the problem. This goes beyond the issues of flawed democracy.
The degeneration of political life in America was the subject of much commentary in 2016: commentary on the way Donald Trump came to power.
The Republicans campaign against the ACA has some reverberations of their eight decades of On-again/Off-again engagement with Social Security.
People on both sides of this culture war believe that their opposite numbers are people who “don’t understand what America is all about,” a Civil War.