1820 Has a Lot to Tell Us About 2020 nytimes.com/2020/09/25/opi… My minority view is that the role of the US as a superpower is essentially over. We're done. We are so divided, that we cannot possibly conduct a relatively stable Cold War policy with Russia & China over the next
2/ several decades. The GOP has already proven that it will accept help from Russia. Despite the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Report, Sen Rubio, the new chairman, repudiated it as soon as it was published. Given our deep divisions, we're finished. Politics used to stop at our
3/ water's edge. Now, the GOP invites the Russians to directly attack our democracy while the GOP directly attacks our institutions. Trump & the GOP are doing everything within the constitution to institute authoritarian rule and delegitimize everything I've ever believed in. And
4/ what you've believed in. Who thinks a SCOTUS decision will be legitimate after some Christian nationalist female judge is seated after RBG? They will be perceived, rightly, as political hacks, and not jurists. Their whole "originalism" and all the other intellectual bullshit
5/ they've concocted over the years is just a cover for what's always been: an ideological project to dismantle the Constitution and roll it back to at least the 1920s.

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