They had invested so much in their fantasy that President
And so, after a brief spasm of despair, the left pivoted to their default position: race.
Race. Race. Race. Race. Race.
With Americans working and with money in their pockets again, with the 2020 election approaching,
Meanwhile, the New York Times embarks on an ambitious new series, the 1619 Project -- marking the 400th anniversary of the first slave ships to our shores.
The newspaper said it hopes "to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are."
In terms of Mueller.
In a transcript of a newsroom meeting with his liberal staff that made its way to Slate, Baquet said this:
The story of slavery in America is compelling and worthy of such attention. But reducing the whole of America to the sin of slavery and racism that America has tried so hard to reject -- by shedding blood in the Civil War, by passing the Civil Rights Act, by twice electing
I talked about this on "
Real Clear is what I once imagined the New York Times to be, before it took on such an overwhelming liberal bent.
"What happened to just reporting the news, as (RCP columnist)
The short-term benefits of defining America by race may help
But what it does long term, to journalism, to the republic, doesn't concern the left, just as it doesn't concern Trump.
He's not introspective. An introspective man couldn't, wouldn't have said some of the things he's said. He's a purely transactional politician, as cynical as his opponents.
In the short term,
But once you brand 60 million people as "white supremacists," and "Nazis," what can you do with them? If
Will the left open its arms and call them brothers and sisters on the condition they agree to kneel like penitent sinners and burn their MAGA hats in ceremonies of public redemption?
No. It doesn't work like that.
Recently, presidential candidates Sens.
Warren and Harris are both lawyers. They know that the
But they incite anyway. Because they want to win.
The American political media, relentless in ferreting out even a whiff of suspected racism among conservatives, largely gave them a pass.
According to PolitiFact, a liberal standard of truth, their use of "murder" was problematic, but not a lie.
PolitiFact said "the significance of Harris' and Warren's use of the word (murder) is open to some dispute, we won't be rating their tweets on the Truth-O-Meter."
Of course not.
Watching our politics, as some Americans have their individuality stripped away by identity politics, as others are kicked to the margins of society, as I mourn journalism as I remember it, I'm reminded of something.
Two ways. Gradually and then suddenly.
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