At a time when Americans felt the need for a strong leader, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took pains to hide his polio-induced paralysis. But those efforts might have been better spent making the world more disability-accessible, raising questions about how Roosevelt’s legacy would differ if the public had known about his condition.
But the U.S. does have an interest in not allowing tyrants, especially in Europe, to attack with impunity or conquer other European countries. Two world wars and the Cold War established that with a huge commitment in American lives.
The goal would be to have a demographic identifier that places Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin as a separate category in the census, therefore allowing more medical and health-related research to occur in these populations and adequate funding for targeted interventions.
Every generation of American diplomats has a figure who becomes the face of the era in foreign policy, a Dean Acheson, Henry Kissinger, or Richard Holbrooke. The years of pain and sorrow otherwise known as the Forever Wars may have found their own symbol in Brett McGurk.
Liberals should be wary of assuming voters of color have no home in the Republican Party. In fact, on many significant topics – faith, family, law and order – the Republicans may even speak the language of voters of color better than Democrats.
A popular refrain in the Arab American community during the campaign was that at least Trump didn’t start any wars in the Middle East, unlike Obama. Voters I spoke with pointed to this as a reason for not supporting Democratic candidates both during the primaries and general election.
“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Mad Hatter asked Alice. The MAGA crowd knew the answer to their riddle. They proceeded to “primary the hell” out of the Capitol. America was shocked. They had stepped through the looking glass.