When it comes to his phrase “American carnage,” Donald Trump hit on something dark and deeply disturbing, but also something important and true.
Notes from a Pennsylvania Farmer
Columns by Red Columnist Justin Naylor.
I’m not a Democrat. But for all these reasons above and more, I like Joe Biden, a man and politician worthy of praise.
Of the many virtues which we have long recognized in our culture – things like courage, humility, and integrity – an essential one that we’ve missed, maybe the essential one, is balance.
When I first joined Better Angels and had to claim my political leaning, it wasn’t easy. I’ve been registered as an independent my whole life, and have voted for Republicans, Democrats, and even third-party candidates. With our Founding Fathers, I’m skeptical of factions, and political parties themselves—especially in our current primary system—seem to be one of the main forces driving our polarization.
As I write this, President Trump has recently declared a national emergency in order to increase funding, beyond what Congress has already approved, for extending a physical barrier at the Southern border.