America is in better shape than everyone seems to think

Mother Jones | Jan 25, 2021 at 7:39 PM
  • Democrats mocked [Donald Trump’s] “I alone can fix it” message for its braggadocio and feared its authoritarianism, but they did not take seriously the deep soil in which it was rooted: The American system of governance is leaving too many Americans to despair and misery, too many problems unsolved, too many people disillusioned.
  • Democrats insist that the middle class is dying and Medicare is under assault.
  • The left has nothing to equal this, but after four years of Donald Trump many of us are nonetheless convinced that incomes are plummeting, the poor are being hammered, and racial justice is going nowhere.