Western democracy is in crisis, which is nothing new ... The current crisis in American democracy, however, is far more serious.
The new normal? It started some time ago in the psychotic reality of the president’s “alternative facts.” A president who blatantly insists on not wearing a mask, perhaps to ramble more freely; who gets excited about any help that the federal government provides for a city or state as if it were his personal [Read more]
[T]he “Democratic” candidate made a thinly veiled threat to use a military coup to oust his Republican opponent.
While less nuanced than Nixon — who talked about racial healing — Trump is following the old script to a tee.
[H]is current main political rival, Joseph Biden .... is appearing everywhere in front of cameras in a dramatic black face mask.
Like any good populist, Trump needs an unmediated vehicle that rewards the simplicity of the message and fuels passions.
Constrained by the dangers of the virus, the former vice-president has been forced lately to campaign mostly from his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Trump has been written off before. He has the advantage of incumbency and an enormous war chest. He plays dirty.