During times of crisis, history is replete with individuals who rise above peril and heed higher callings. Their actions are the stuff of legend. When new threats surface, heralds always emerge. But with American revolutionist Paul Revere buried in a Boston grave, President Donald Trump has boldly offered to carry the hero’s mantle. What is his proclamation?
It is a tough time to be a Democrat. And I do not wish to exasperate the current state of progressive pessimism. But much like Al Gore, I am compelled to share a rather inconvenient truth: President Donald Trump is likely to be reelected in 2020.
Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation saga came to an end on Oct. 6 when the U.S. Senate approved his appointment to the Supreme Court. Despite credible accusations of sexual assault levied against him by Christine Blasey Ford, Republican leaders forged ahead with his nomination process. In the end, their determination paid off. But if Kavanaugh’s ascension to the nation’s highest court surprised you, it shouldn’t; we live in a new era of politics that has expunged the old rules of political engagement.