America, America

Steven Beschloss
Dispatches of alarm and hope, on politics and society, democracy and justice. Because silence is not an option.
Created 10 Feb 2021
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  • If the GOP Extremists Have Their Way
    25 Oct 2021about 18 hours ago • 3 min read • 13 4
    Subscribe now George Bailey (James Stewart) confronts Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) in It’s a Wonderful Life.” These days I often find myself reflecting on Pottersville, the fictional world in Frank C...
  • The Shape of Cowardice (audio)
    23 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Steve Bannon exited the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020 after being indicted for allegedly defrauding donors. (Photo by Pablo Monsalve/VIEWpress via Getty Images) Dear Friends, The months a...
  • Why Does Democracy Matter to You?
    23 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 30 26
    No one said it would be easy. The Revolutionary War lasted more than eight years as the American colonies sought to extricate themselves from British rule and forge an independent nation. No one said ...
  • The Shape of Cowardice
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 21 9
    If you value this work, I hope you’ll consider becoming a paid subscriber. Subscribe now Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020 after being indicted for allegedly defrauding...
  • Kyrsten Sinema Really Doesn't Care, Does She? (audio)
    20 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 3
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema departs from the Senate Floor after a vote on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Dear Friends, While Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema talks o...
  • Kyrsten Sinema Really Doesn’t Care, Does She?
    18 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 22 7
    Subscribe now Sen. Kyrsten Sinema departs from the Senate Floor after a vote on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) When Kyrsten Sinema announced her run for...
  • A Terrorizing Minority Must Not Be Normalized (audio)
    17 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    Give a gift subscription Dear Friends, While it’s still possible to take solace from the fact that a majority of Americans believe in democracy and reject the use of violence and intimidation to grab ...
  • How Crucial is Confronting Climate Change Now?
    16 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 37 20
    President Biden’s climate agenda took a heavy blow yesterday when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin reportedly told the White House that he strongly opposes the $150 billion clean electricity program tha...
  • A Terrorizing Minority Must Not Be Normalized
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 22 3
    Subscribe now In late July, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene went on the attack against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a mask mandate inside the House chamber. Another time she said the speaker could be executed...
  • The Promise of Criminal Prosecutions (audio)
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 4
    Give a gift subscription Steve Bannon is seen here exiting Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020, after he was arraigned on fraud charges. Now he’s refusing to testify before the House Select Com...
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