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Joe Biden’s surprising focus on the future

By Jill Lawrence, THEBULWARK+, October 30, 2023 From infrastructure to democracy to this week’s action on AI, he’s laying a foundation for coming generations to build on. JOE BIDEN IS OUR OLDEST PRESIDENT, as everyone keeps saying, but he’s also—despite and possibly because of his age—an unusually forward-looking president. I’ve had this thought often throughout this

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Opinion

As Biden leads, GOP sinks into disarray

By Scot Lehigh, Globe Columnist, Boston Globe, October 18,2023. It’s a rare moment indeed when one can quote Representative Matt Gaetz, the self-aggrandizing Republican chaos agent from Florida, and say: Damn, he’s got that right! But such an instance came earlier this month when, in defense of his motion to oust then-speaker Kevin McCarthy, Gaetz

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Opinion

In praise of gerontocracy, experience, wisdom — Don’t get distracted by stereotypes. Judge politicians by their record, not their age.

By Michael Hiltzik, The Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2023 The cry is heard that America has become a “gerontocracy.” That’s supposed to be bad, it’s argued, because our superannuated political leadership is out of touch with the electorate and blocking younger and (theoretically) more vigorous and intellectually vibrant leaders from taking their hour upon

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