Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus, Indiana, thrived while other cities declined, because J. Irwin Miller, its wealthiest and most prominent industrialist, remained deeply rooted in and committed to his city. He used his clout, money, and a visionary progressive approach to build up Columbus for long-term success. A new biography of him called… Continue reading From The Atlantic: The Rust Belt Didn’t Have to Happen
Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination. via The Nationalist’s Delusion I missed this the first time around, but this is really worth reading.
Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. via ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie Worth a read.
The GOP is doubling down on its older white base—and hoping the more diverse Millennials don’t show up to the polls. via The Republican Party’s Generational Bet TLDR; The GOP has nothing to offer anyone, except identity politics.
There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public… Continue reading There Is Only One Trump Scandal
The president’s submission to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics claims tens of millions of dollars in income from his real-estate empire. via Donald Trump Reports He’s Getting Rich as President If you weren’t in on the con then you were the mark.