Archive for December, 2020

Our democracy, or “our democracy”?

The cover of the December New Republic features a big picture of Joe Biden with the one-word caption Phew! We did indeed dodge a bullet on November 3.  Trump’s re-election would have been a disaster for American democracy.  It would ...

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Say something, Joe!

Joe Biden’s election as president will be affirmed by the Electoral College vote today.  Thanks to the fact that we still have an independent judiciary, Trump’s coup attempt has collapsed. Trump had apparently assumed, or hoped, that “his” judges were ...

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Short Takes

Biden’s choice for defense secretary It was an understandable but bad idea to tap a recently retired general to be the next Secretary of Defense. Understandable because Biden values personal relationships and he has a longstanding one with Genl. Lloyd ...

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