Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think will be interesting to folks who like what I do here at Political⚡Charge. Here are this week’s recommendations.
This is an uplifting read, from the appropriately named website Reasons To Be Cheerful, about the fact that it was lawyers, not politicians, that brought down Big Tobacco, and that it’ll be lawyers, not politicians, who will bring down Big Oil & Gas in the fight against climate change. I haven’t felt hopeful about climate change in a while, but this helped.
This Atlantic article looks at the Republican party and how they’re drawn to authoritarian figures. At the center of this tendency is a complete intolerance towards anything unfamiliar and different.
The right keeps trying to paint the Democrats as becoming the “radical left.” But this Politico article shows that those attacks ignore the longstanding policies of our party. “Truman strongly supported single-payer health care. Moynihan supported a universal basic income in the 1960s. Dating back to World War II, Democrats sought to make a government-paid education available to as many Americans as possible.” This is a great primer we can use to demonstrate our current candidates are not out of the mainstream. Like, at all.