Nothing in Johnson’s past career in journalism or as mayor of London provides any shred of evidence that he is fit for office as Prime Minister.
Evangelical Christians, Jews, and Israel are an issue. Some Republicans, the President included, believe Evangelical support for Israel will wean American Jews from the Democratic Party. They shouldn’t count on it. We should understand, however, that Evangelical Christian support for Israel goes back a ways and is international.
Democrats are accused of a kind of elitism. Meritocratic elites. Members of a meritocratic elite who, perhaps, don’t quite deserve their place. Did they get a head start in the race?Did they get a head start because they were rich? Were their families members of a financial elite. Multi-millionaires. Billionaires. People who really give you a head start.
THE REPORT LEAVES OPEN THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS BY CONGRESS OR INDICTMENTS AT A TIME WHEN PROSECUTORS ARE NOT CONSTRAINED BY JUSTICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES PROHIBITING INDICTMENTS OF A SITTING PRESIDENT.
Depressed, Tara Westover, an escapee from her survivalist, evangelical parents, was reading John Stuart Mill. At Trinity College, Cambridge on a fellowship. He described women as having “been coaxed, cajoled, shoved, and squashed into a series of feminine contortions for so many centuries, that it is now quite impossible to define their natural abilities or aspirations.”
About twenty-five years ago, ten years before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court approved same sex marriage, a group that looks very much like the current Family Diversity Projects (FDP) was encouraging Massachusetts schools to display some family photographs. The displays, the the FDP’s displays were called Love Makes a Family. The not legally married spouses in these large-scale photographs were of the same sex.
Last fall, the New York Metropolitan Republican Club, neighbors of ours, invited Gavin McInnis and the Proud Boys to put on a little play for them. The play recalled the murder of a Japanese socialist. The play was followed by a brawl as the Proud Boys attacked protesters. Along with a few other members of the East River Democratic Club, in extreme cold, we protested against the election of the man who invited the Proud Boys as President of the New York Metropolitan Republican Club.
The Women’s March is important. A large number of women ran for office in 2018. Most were Democrats. Many attribute their decision to run for office to the inspiration of the 2016 Women’s March. A group of four women gained control of the Women’s March, women who had been invited to join the leadership of the 2016 Women’s March to ensure diversity in the leadership. One result of the dispute is that there were two Marches in New York. (Two in Philadelphia, too, but the dispute was not as contentious.) In New York, the dispute was intense during the period leading up to the marches. Two Women’s March leaders drew particular attention, drew accusations of anti-Semitism.
Do not hold on too tightly. Couple yourself to a candidate loosely.When your candidate falls behind. Loses. Drops out. Accept the loss. Look for the next candidate. This will cost you money. Support the candidate you love. If that doesn’t work out, support the candidate you love a little less.
Leagues are not immutable. Would expanding the Ivy League make a difference in national leadership? Would it ratify some changes that have already occurred?