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Tag: <span>autocracy</span>

Would you elect—and fund—a leader with no agenda?

Alarm bells sounded this week when the Republican Party announced on the eve of their convention that, for the first time in their history, they had decided not to present a party platform.  They ruled “out of order” any attempts to adopt one and opted instead to “reassert the Party’s strong support for President Donald Trump and his Administration” and to “adjourn without adopting a new platform until 2024.” Really? Racial injustice, life-threatening global warming, the Covid-19 death toll which in 6 months is  already triple the U.S. casualties from the brutal Vietnam War, millions unemployed and without healthcare, refugees …