Here are 11 old and new reasons that taken together show why the United States is not currently a functioning democracy.
It’s not going to get better any time soon and, yes, this is how democracies die, and, no, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will not save us from ourselves and, make no mistake, all of us created this current appalling moment in our country’s history.
The national Democratic Party leadership has issued some statements opposing the GOP tax cut plan, but there hasn’t been the forceful opposition you might expect given the plan’s draconian impact on the middle class.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump endorsed through Twitter the English group Britain First, which espouses fascist principles, including racism, religious bigotry and extreme nationalism.
It was somewhat encouraging that House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer declined to be humiliated once again in a crass, demeaning public display by Donald Trump, but it still fell short of what needs to happen if Democrats are going to be successful in the 2018 elections.
Donald Trump’s deplorable supporters will say his detractors take his tweets too seriously and the mainstream media, at least for now, will fail to envision itself as the primary opposition to the fascist takeover and presidential authoritarianism that the Trump regime represents.