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quoted several Republican senators as saying that if Trump fired their ex-colleague Jeff Sessions from his role as attorney general, or Robert Mueller as special counsel, the GOP might move beyond “concern” to actually doing something.If it comes to that, we’ll see what actions match this talk, but even the changed talk is something.An ongoing reader discussion led by James Fallows regarding Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency.(For a related series, see “Trump Time Capsule,” as well as “Will Trump Voters and Clinton Voters Ever Relate?We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.
Two weeks ago I wrote about the things that had gone as expected in the Trump era—namely, the character and conduct of the man himself—plus a roundup of parts of the civic fiber that were responding more healthily than one might have expected, under unusual stress. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937.I am disappointed in attendees who applauded the president as he demeaned his predecessor Barack Obama (who, incidentally, was involved in scouting), his former opponent Hillary Clinton, and the media.And I am disappointed in commenters on social media who posted horrifying side-by-side images and comparisons of the Jamboree and Hitler Youth rallies.On their returns home, Collins and Murkowski have apparently been greeted as heroes.
(I haven’t seen these accounts regarding Mc Cain, but he has been returning for medical treatment.) For instance, see this report by Bill Nemitz of the Friday morning, as she wearily walked off her plane at Bangor International Airport, Collins stepped out into a terminal gate packed with passengers waiting to board their outbound flight. But several of them recognized her and began to applaud.
Signs like these don’t solve the problem of our national government.