Not only has America glossed over the "Trump years", but the latest events in the Republican party have proven that Trump and Trumpism is alive and well. And they're all in on re-electing Trump as soon as possible. And they've gerrymandered and suppressed votes to the point where that could easily happen, with just 40% of the total voters (but 50+% of the "allowed/white" voters). So 2024 could really be the last call for democracy. I hope that Biden understands that and tries to put protections in place that will prevent our descent into fascism when Trump returns.

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Umair, I used to think the Democrats were the opposition party until the parliamentarian said they couldn't include a minimum wage increase with budget reconciliation. Then I read that Kamala Harris COULD HAVE overridden the parliamentarian but didn't. Why not? Because the Democrats don't WANT to raise the minimum wage. The Republicans usually give them cover for this type of thing, but in this case it was obvious that the party CHOSE to not include the minimum wage increase because they (or their donors) really don't want it. So that could be the reason the filibuster is still available to the Republicans -- so the Democrats can avoid passing progressive legislation and have someone to blame other than themselves.

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Mayor Bremer is the complete OPPOSITE of Trump. He wants to do the right thing -- he's just unsure of what that is and he relies on smart people around him.

And just when he starts falling for the rich celebrities and their complaints, he gets a dose of reality.

The other characters (like Mikaela) also have their share of good and bad qualities -- no one is two dimensional here. And isn't it refreshing to see a woman who doesn't care if she's liked, but only if she's right!

Lastly, satirizing liberal identity politics and political correctness is fair game because it has gotten ridiculous.

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Jason Loveman

Jason Loveman

If I had to describe myself in two words, they would be "unable to follow directions."