Cha Sa-soon, an elderly woman who failed the South Korean driver’s test 960 times and spent over $10,000 taking and retaking the test, now holds the world’s record for most failed attempts. But she has nothing on the Republican Party, which keeps failing simple tests of decency.
One of Reagan’s “accomplishments” was the introduction of trickle-down economics, which holds that tax cuts for the wealthy pay for themselves by expanding the economy, thus increasing government revenues. But 40 years of research have proven that this has never worked.
About half of all Americans believe that “there will be a civil war in the United States in [their] lifetime,” and that the nation will “cease to be a democracy” soon.
White supremacy is on the rise in this country and around the world. Violent racists are winning GOP approval, and attempting to destroy democracy is now a point of pride for Republicans. Indeed, the “party of law and order has gone noticeably soft on terrorism
At some point, it’s not possible for an increasingly multicultural, progressive, and urban society to continue acquiescing to a dwindling population of old white conservatives living in rural states. Something has got to give.
When a majority of the members of a political party enthusiastically deny reality—consistently and for months on end—we should acknowledge that most of them sincerely savor their collective delusion.
People who feel like they’re under attack will look for any reason to fight. So fighting is what the Republicans are now all about.
One year after the bedlam on Capitol Hill, the nation is more divided than ever. But regardless of our political viewpoints, most of us recognize the significance of January 6.