Democracy Dies in Darkness
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. (AP)
Many Democrats are frustrated at Biden's caution at what they see as a moment of crisis. Now figures such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker are showcasing a tougher approach.
A map depicting Amtrak's current and planned service network. (The Washington Post)
Amtrak and the freight railroads that control tracks on the Gulf Coast are in mediation to resolve disputes over Amtrak’s proposed service levels.
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Ronald Reagan, then the governor of California, reacts to a 1972 ruling by the state supreme court that the death penalty is unconstitutional. (Bettmann Archive)
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The court invalidated capital punishment a half-century ago in Furman v. Georgia. Since then, the death penalty has made a comeback and faded again.