Today's Edition Newsletter

Robert B. Hubbell
A reflection on today's news through the lens of hope.
Created 26 Jan 2021
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  • Today’s Edition: A necessary loss.
    21 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 13 1
    To the surprise of no one, all fifty Senate Republicans voted against allowing debate on the merits of the Freedom to Vote Act. It was a necessary loss. By demanding that Republicans take a stand on v...
  • Today’s Edition: Remain cool, calm, and collected!
    20 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 46 8
    Two stories dominated the news on Tuesday, both of which serve as a source of frustration for Democrats: the vote of the Special Committee to recommend contempt charges against Steve Bannon for defyin...
  • Today’s Edition: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”
    19 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 45 15
    As the 2022 midterms approach, congressional members of both parties are announcing that they will not seek reelection, either because they are retiring or seeking a different office. As explained in ...
  • Today’s Edition: What we’ve overcome.
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 51 20
    The upcoming elections cycles are producing more than the usual amount of anxiety among Democrats. So, too, is the daily news feed. We have experienced government shutdowns and congressional gridlock ...
  • Today’s Edition: A bias toward action, continued.
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 44 11
    A reader sent a note with a suggestion that could have an immediate and significant impact on the upcoming Virginia elections. She forwarded an email about the urgent need for volunteers to help “cure...
  • Today’s Edition: Bucking conventional wisdom.
    14 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 40 11
    In yesterday’s newsletter, I discussed “a bias toward action” as an antidote to pointless worry. If you are worrying about the upcoming elections in Virginia, channel that anxiety into action. I recei...
  • Today’s Edition: A bias toward action.
    13 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 51 15
    Congressional Democrats are now practicing the “art of the possible” as they attempt to hammer out details of Biden’s legislative agenda. Barring collapse, whatever bills emerge will be the most signi...
  • Today’s Edition: We control our destiny.
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 42 18
    Editorial note: If you are nervous about the spate of stories about Biden’s recent polling woes, read to the end. As always, I try to be realistic in discussing bad news, but not fatalistic. In short,...
  • Today’s Edition: “Holding the fort.”
    11 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 44 5
    Let’s skip to the end: These are anxiety producing times. Modest victories are achieved at great cost. Gains are temporary and margins are narrow. Governing is messy and criticism is easy. Predictions...
  • Today’s Edition: Subverting Justice
    08 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 45 17
    The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee issued a damning report on the efforts of Trump and members of the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election. The report is here: Senate Judic...
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