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The American System

Jun 2021

June 23, 2021

June 24, 2021
Democrats move towards realistic stance on public safety
Biden and Garland start gun control drive with crackdown on rogue gun dealers, putting GOP demagogues on defensive about crime issue; Atlanta Mayor Lance Bottoms implements 30% pay raise and recruitment efforts for police; In New York City, African-American and Hispanic voters give initial lead in mayoral primary to black Brooklyn Borough President and former cop Eric Adams, who campaigned against defunding the police;
Required reading after Senate GOP blocks ambitious voting rights bill: Alexander Hamilton's critique of the filibuster in Federalist 22, showing that minority rule will always tend to paralysis, mediocrity, and "anarchy";
Sinema argues that big reforms passed by narrow margins will inevitably be repealed at every shift of majority; but history of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and now Obamacare show that American people do not easily surrender vital gains;
Breaking: In House hearing, JCS Chair Gen. Milley defies Gaetz on "woke" military, calls reactionary slurs against well-educated military "offensive"; Pelosi readies House Select Committee to probe of January 6 putsch