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  • How the coronavirus could change our politics

    The coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented in its scope and duration, as has our response to it. The economy stands still while millions of people file for unemployment, our healthcare system is working overtime to prevent an exhaustion of resources, and our lawmakers are struggling to find ways to provide immediate relief while minimizing long-term damage.

    Washington Examiner
  • The Hollow Politics of Minimalism

    In 2009, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus were childhood friends living in Ohio and working hard toward achieving the American dream. They had corporate jobs making six figures, suburban houses, and plenty of stuff. But it wasn’t all perfect: They also struggled with debt, addiction, and exhaustion. In the fall of that year, Millburn’s mother died, and his marriage fell apart. He started to realize that he was unhappy and unhealthy. “I wasn’t living the Dream,” he later wrote. “I was...

    The New Republic
  • The Politics of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Trump wants us to see him as defeating a foreign enemy.
  • Death as a Political Tool

    If you've been paying attention for the last ten years or so in particular, you may have noticed in how many ways political leftists in this country love death.��Not their own, but the deaths of otherwise anonymous American citizens who

  • Bernie Sanders Changed Our Politics

    John Nichols The senator set out to organize and educate and transform our understanding of what is possible in politics. He succeeded. The post Bernie Sanders Changed Our Politics appeared first on The Nation.

    The Nation
  • Bernie Sanders’ political revolution is not over

    In his two longshot campaigns for president, Bernie Sanders put progressive ideas on the national agenda and changed the future of US politics In his speech dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, Bernie Sanders quoted Martin Luther King Jr: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The long “fight for justice”, Sanders continued, “is what our movement remains about.” His use of the present tense stood out. This wasn’t an ordinary concession speech, but this...

    the Guardian