Trump came to Washington to tear the government down for parts, and as far as we can tell, he doesn't seem to have anything at all in mind to replace it except turning back the clock to when business took what it wanted and left behind desperate workers, dirty water and polluted air.
There are just four of them. You can handle that.
In sum: Frank's indictment of liberals is stinging and comprehensive. Note there's not much here about Republican obstructionism
How should we measure career success? Happiness? Wealth? Work/life balance? Being able to contribute to society? Loving what you do for a living?
Elite meritocracy fails working people.
When asking ourselves the key questions - who is best placed to defeat Donald Trump in November, and who is best placed to pull the Senate back into Democratic control - many of us still believe that the answer is not Hillary Clinton. It is Bernie Sanders.
Journalist Thomas Frank has written several books, as well as founded the magazine The Baffler. His newest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? seeks to understand why Democrats have moved away from addressing inequality over the past few decades.
By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.
Kansas has been something of a laboratory for conservative trickle-down economic policies and ideology since Governor Brownback took office in 2010 and to say the climate is reactionary would be being polite!
Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.