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The Fourth Time Around

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

The first time around, I thanked God, my daughter and Twitter for managing to snag me one of the first appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine. It was February of last year, and I felt like I'd won the lottery. I drove for an hour to East LA, stood in line for an hour with my son (there to drive me home in case I had a bad reaction) and thanked ...Read more

Fear of Crime

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

The shots were fired 3,000 miles away, but they were heard across the nation.

In a flash, the sense of personal insecurity that has come to invade urban America of late had a name and a face and a nightmare to associate with it.

In Los Angeles, Metro announced that they would be adding more police presence to the cars that have increasingly ...Read more

Putting Putin and His Men on Trial

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

How could this be? Under our noses, social media and all, we now have photographs of a genocide. Are those mass graves full of innocent civilians, people whose only crime was that they were in the way of a madman and his army?

What do you call that, if not a crime?

Of course he should be put on trial for war crimes, even if that trial takes ...Read more

The Next Supreme Court Justice

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

The announcements by Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney that they would join fellow Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in supporting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court gives a small margin of bipartisan support to a highly qualified nominee.

Make no mistake: There is no reason to oppose this woman on the ...Read more

The New Job Numbers: A Healthy Economy?

From the Left / Susan Estrich /

The United States added 431,000 new jobs last month, a sign, we are told, of how healthy the economy is.

You could have fooled me.

I'm not a numbers cruncher. I'm talking about how the economy feels, which translates pretty directly into how voters vote.

And it doesn't feel healthy, not at all.

A big part of the reason is inflation, of ...Read more

 

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