Yesterday I recommended an article by Paul Gottfried, The Emerging One-Party State. Today Emerald Robinson has an article at her Substack (H/T Ray So-Cal) that offers a bit of a contrast:
America Has Never Been Closer to Uni-Party Rule
As you can see, each perceives our traditional two party system--traditional, but never actually envisioned by the Founders--as in danger of giving way to One Party Rule under the form of two parties. Robinson focuses on the GOP leaders--McConnell and McCarthy--and understandably so. The picture she paints is dark, and that's also understandable. I accept that. Gottfried sees possibilities for moving past the situation we find ourselves in, and I accept that, too. I see hope, especially, in the House, where the Representatives are in closer contact with the People.
See what you think.
Matt Welch today hits on another topic that we covered yesterday in the same post referenced with regard to Paul Gottfried: Christian Schools Vastly Outperforming Public Schools During COVID-19, According to New Survey of Parents.
I won't repeat the data here, but I do recommend Welch's article, which is written specifically from a New York City perspective:
Brooklyn elementary loses one-third of its student population and eight teachers, as the first 2021–22 enrollment numbers straggle in.
Welch, like me, sees the turn from government schools as a good thing. Well, I see it as a very good thing. In his closing paragraphs Welch addresses some of the implications that go beyond simply getting children out of an indoctrination system:
Hope for the future.
Lastly, here's a 20 minute podcast that offers hope in the treatment of the Dread Delta, which this doctor states appears less deadly than earlier variants: