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Why Republicans Don’t Fear An Electoral Backlash For Opposing Really Popular Parts Of Biden’s Agenda. Republicans' impeachment speeches show they don’t understand the First Amendment. How Covid-19 Signals the End of the American Era. Wade Davis holds the Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia.

How Covid-19 Signals the End of the American Era

His award-winning books include “Into the Silence” and “The Wayfinders.” His new book, “Magdalena: River of Dreams,” is published by Knopf. Never in our lives have we experienced such a global phenomenon. For the first time in the history of the world, all of humanity, informed by the unprecedented reach of digital technology, has come together, focused on the same existential threat, consumed by the same fears and uncertainties, eagerly anticipating the same, as yet unrealized, promises of medical science. In a single season, civilization has been brought low by a microscopic parasite 10,000 times smaller than a grain of salt. How Freedom Turned Sociopathic in America. When I look around the world today, it strikes me that we’re living in the age of the sociopath.

How Freedom Turned Sociopathic in America

I don’t just mean that in the technical psychological sense of the word — a certain head of state and his goons come to mind — but first, in a deeper, truer, broader sense. Sociopathic: hostile to the idea, the notion, the purpose, of society. Not just “their” society or “mine” or “yours” — but the great and historic ideal of society itself. Sociopathy to the point that nations like Britain and America were simply unable to lock down in time, to protect society’s most vulnerable. Correcting ‘Hamilton’ Historian Annette Gordon-Reed would like to make clear that she likes “Hamilton,” the Broadway hip-hop musical phenomenon about Alexander Hamilton, which audiences and critics have adored and some scholars and writers have scorned.

Correcting ‘Hamilton’

But she would like to make clearer that she found the show problematic in its portrayals of Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, the Founding Fathers, and the issue of slavery. The musical is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Hamilton, who in Chernow’s view has been the most underrated and misunderstood of the Founding Fathers. “A Broadway show is not a documentary,” said Gordon-Reed, a history professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences who also holds the Charles Warren Professorship of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the Carol K.

Pforzheimer Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. And so she did. “In the sense of the Ellis Island immigrant narrative, he was not an immigrant,” she said. “He was not an abolitionist,” she added. Toolkit. Why Trump can’t just refuse to leave office if he loses the election. The fear is spreading that if President Donald Trump loses the election this November, he’ll refuse to leave office.

Why Trump can’t just refuse to leave office if he loses the election.

Bill Maher has been warning of this specter on his HBO show, Real Time, since late last year. This past weekend, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen called Trump’s compliance with the election results “the most critical question for American democracy” and wrote that the “chances are growing” that Trump would not concede if Joe Biden won. Biden himself has raised the possibility on a few occasions. If Trump could get away with refusing to leave the Oval Office, in order “to extend his autocratic power,” as Cohen put it, he probably would. But he wouldn’t get away with it; those around him would almost certainly advise him against it, if he asked; therefore my guess is, he won’t try. So it’s the morning of Jan. 20, 2021. Here is what would happen next. Unlikely Hacks To Make Life Easier. Time. I Was Once a Socialist. Then I Saw How It Worked. A big mistake those of us on the conservative side made was to think that anything that made the government bigger also made the market less dynamic.

I Was Once a Socialist. Then I Saw How It Worked.

We failed to distinguish between the supportive state and the regulatory state. The supportive state makes better and more secure capitalists. The Scandinavian nations have very supportive welfare states. They also have very free markets. The only reason they can afford to have generous welfare states is they also have very free markets. I don’t know if the Scandinavian welfare model would work in nations as big and diverse as the U.S. Capitalism is not a religion. Last Sunday I attended a service with a young friend at a church that has quickly become a home for her.

They weren’t worshiping capitalism, but something higher. The theme that day was hope, transcendent hope and more immediate hope. How Newt Gingrich Destroyed American Politics. Updated on October 17, 2018 Newt Gingrich is an important man, a man of refined tastes, accustomed to a certain lifestyle, and so when he visits the zoo, he does not merely stand with all the other patrons to look at the tortoises—he goes inside the tank.

How Newt Gingrich Destroyed American Politics

On this particular afternoon in late March, the former speaker of the House can be found shuffling giddily around a damp, 90‑degree enclosure at the Philadelphia Zoo—a rumpled suit draped over his elephantine frame, plastic booties wrapped around his feet—as he tickles and strokes and paws at the giant shelled reptiles, declaring them “very cool.”

To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app. It’s a weird scene, and after a few minutes, onlookers begin to gather on the other side of the glass—craning their necks and snapping pictures with their phones and asking each other, Is that who I think it is?