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It was 15 years ago this week that the Republican Party almost took an exit ramp on the long, dark highway from Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy to Donald Trump’s white nationalism.
The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests have compelled a righteous reckoning. Facing pressure from a large and diverse movement of Americans, many of our country’s institutions are facing up to their role in perpetuating racial injustice.
The COVID-19 outbreak and the country’s long overdue reckoning with institutional racism have dramatically laid bare deep-rooted inequities in our society — inequities driven by our broken democracy. It’s time to find solutions, and we believe many of them lie in ending the twin evils of voter suppression and money in politics.
US President Donald Trump is known for making outrageous comments. He has defended overseeing the world’s highest coronavirus death toll, saying 200,000 Americans amounted to “doing it right” because the mortality rate could potentially have been far higher.
There is virtue in gratitude and in being genuinely grateful. The two issues in regard to gratitude is that people aren’t grateful enough of times for enough if blessings or good things or even the not so good things.
Anyone who has ever thrown a book or books away must surely regret their decision later. I’ve done it and regretted it. To my horror, I discovered years later that one of the books I threw away was actually much sought after.