if this president isn’t actually hiding a massive conspiracy, it means the alternative is worse: America elected a chief executive so oblivious to geopolitics, so self-centered and personally insecure, so naturally predisposed to undermine democratic institutions and coddle authoritarians, and so terrible a manager and leader, that he cluelessly surrounded himself with crooks, grifters, and agents of foreign powers, compromising the national security of the US government and undermining 75 years of critical foreign alliances, just to satiate his own ego.
Wages, work, and the idea that if you work full-time you deserve a decent life have to be the cornerstones of what Democrats present to people in 2020. Medicare for All and free college, which constitute most of what I’m hearing out of the newly energized left that will be seated in the next House of Representatives, are secondary. Medicare for All failed in Vermont, and free college does nothing for the 65 percent of young people who don’t go to college. But everybody (mostly) works. Everybody is entitled to a good wage. If the Democrats haven’t firmly associated themselves with these simple ideas by 2020, they have failed.
I have incorporated estimated vote totals for each of these races and vote share percentage. These are just the seats I think Democrats could win. These figures are based off my own calculations. I take into effect voter turnout and an estimate of voters who have switched parties but haven’t changed their registration.
The dark side of American conservatism has taken over
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/10/08/the-dark-side-of-american-conservatism-has-taken-over/
Trump cuts a lonely figure at the U.N.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/2018/09/25/trump-cuts-lonely-figure-un/
For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we know and what it means.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/20/us/politics/russia-interference-election-trump-clinton.html
On Trump’s appeal for bringing back jobs to American workers, he says: “I think it’s a shame and a disgrace really that the Democratic Party has not pushed back on anybody stealing ideas that are totally embedded into the Democratic Party’s DNA. Economic ideas that help people.”