For President Biden’s first 100 days, I will be covering this seemingly unworkable dynamic: a sclerotic Senate that caters to more conservative Democrats like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, an increasingly populist, left-wing House caucus and a president whose campaign relied heavily on the notion that he could get things done.
Although they each bring years of experience in the national security arena, they personify a managerial, technocratic, return-to-normalcy establishment rather than the progressive leadership we need right now. It’s safe to assume Biden’s remaining cabinet nominees will be no different.
For this Election Guide, I talked to three Tufts students about their political organizing, the 2020 election and what brought them to their respective campaigns.
There are 78 days between the election on Nov. 3 and the next inauguration on Jan. 20. With Republicans challenging the validity of mail-in voting, the likely confirmation of Justice Barrett and the looming threat of militia violence, this could be one of the most strenuous periods of political unrest in the last century.
Jim Jeffords left the Senate in 2007. How could Democrats be so naïve to even consider there might be another like him lurking somewhere in the Republican cloakroom? With today's political climate, there is no more room for another Jim Jeffords in the Republican party.
With just three weeks until Election Day, it’s a near-sure thing Biden will be elected President. But even if he can defeat Trump, take back the Senate and hold the House, Biden will have to navigate an environment no Democratic president since Carter has dealt with: a House caucus with more high-profile, left-wing members.
This tone-deaf behavior extends beyond Trump — from America’s billionaires vastly expanding their empires or mega yacht owners fleeing to the open ocean, I can only hope the President’s diagnosis teaches our ruling class just how indiscriminately dangerous this virus can be.