"America’s political landscape has always included those who would divide us, diminish us, and desensitize us to the urgency of equality and justice. Sometimes these forces seem to lie dormant, but in our short history they have risen often. And when they do, courageous and committed Americans have banded together to defeat them in ways that ultimately strengthened our nation." -- Dan Rather, Steady newsletter, August 8, 2023
On January 5, 2021, Judge J. Michael Luttig told VP Mike Pence he had no authority to accede to Trump's demand to stop the electoral college count. His conversation last week on Washington Post Live includes lots to say about United States v. Trump and other pressing issues. It's here on YouTube.
Are you or your friends numb from the ongoing assaults on our democracy and feeling helpless to make things better? It's time to read ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. This pithy book by historian Timothy Snyder shows that each of us can do something to defend our democracy.
--The New Yorker, August 9, 2023; by Teresa Burns Parkhurst
SECTION 3 OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT
Is Trump eligible to run for president? Historian Timothy Snyder says NO. What do you think?
"One of the odd features about our political life is our capacity to look away from the obvious when the obvious might be “controversial,"" Snyder says.
INSIGHTS "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." -- John Steinbeck, American author
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