Excerpts from “Let Them Eat Tweets”, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

This will be a very long post, but I am sharing it because it provides a clear analysis of how we got to Trump, and reminds us of what is at stake. It is very easy to get overwhelmed by the daily news. Trump buries us under a mountain of outrageous tweets and, more insidiously, introduces policies whispered in his ear by big money interests. None of those are good for “ordinary” people like me, or the environment. Here is the text:

“ As the GOP …

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Senator Cruz at the nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

I had to stop watching Ted Cruz pontificating on the checks and balances in our Constitution and the roles of the 3 branches of government. What he leaves out of the equation is that “the people” he claims to represent are now ready to pass judgment on the Trump presidency, and Cruz himself fears that long-expected blue wave will finally materialize.When he talks about equal branches of government, he conveniently forgets that the one branch that can claim to truly represent the people is the …

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