What's good for Biden and the Democrats in the short run is potentially disastrous for America over the longer term. One of its two major parties is centered on a Big Lie that threatens to blow up the nation, figuratively if not literally.
Climate change, COVID, and jobs are together splitting Americans by class more profoundly than Americans are split by politics. The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.
It's no small irony that a half century after Reagan persuaded Americans that big government was the problem, Trump's demise is finally liberating America from Reaganism—and letting the richest nation on earth give its people the social support they desperately need.
The crux of the problem is Americans now occupy two separate worlds—a fact-based pro-democracy world and a Trump-based authoritarian one.
The paltry $600 billion proposal from the ten Senate Republicans should be rejected out of hand.
Those who say we should "look forward" to a new administration and forget or dismiss what occurred last week are delusional.
The returns from major public investments are huge. The costs of not making them are astronomical.
As it was in the time of FDR and LBJ, power is redistributed only when those without it demand it.
President-elect Joe Biden and Democrats must respond not with kumbaya but by becoming the party of the rest of America.
The GOP evidently prefers continuous warfare because that's the only way it thinks it can win.
What's at stake is not partisan politics. It is representative government.
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick would have the government intervene in the most intimate aspects of personal life. But a mask mandate? Never.
Trump famously boasted that he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and still not lose voters. The pandemic is putting this claim to the test.
Whether responding to Trump's hospitalization or political maneuvers, Democrats want to act decently. This is admirable. But the other side isn't playing the same game.
Whatever happens after Election Day, Donald Trump's ego will have prevailed in tearing America apart.
The bulwark is a public that holds power accountable—demanding stronger guardrails against its abuses and voting power-mongers out of office.
The solution is not found in mere redistribution of income. It is found in redistributing power.
Donald Trump is openly justifying violence by some Americans against other Americans. This nation needs protection from him, as well as the lawless behavior he incites.
There's an old saying that "the personal is political." A threat to one's life or the lives of loved ones, or the imminent loss of a job, concentrates the mind.
The GOP can't even agree on basics like how to respond to the pandemic. The problem is policy ideas rarely make headlines; conflict does.
The market operates under laws that ban profiteering, price gouging and monopolizing, bar insider trading and tax excess profits in wartime. Where did these laws go?