Great statesmen rise to face the crises of their time. Cowards brag that their inaction was even more courageous.
On the news today: Joe Manchin, still. With Republicans tightening voting restrictions nationwide and giving themselves new powers to reject the total number of votes, the Senate appears to be unable to provide an answer – any reaction. Pants or no pants, new appearances by Donald Trump seem to support the fears of his closest (anonymous) followers: The man is both delusional and a unique threat to the democracy of this nation.
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