Spending seven days in Southern California in the middle of July was enlightening. My youngest son and his family just moved into an older middle class neighborhood in Lakewood, CA. Even though the Fourth of July had been the week before, many of the houses were still flying the Stars and Stripes on their porches.
For more than 200 years, senators have lived by a set of norms and rules designed to give all Americans a voice in their government. These long-standing principles include the precedent of deferring to presidents on their cabinet appointments. But in 2017, Democrats broke that tradition by playing hardball with President Trump’s nominations. That was
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