In a close race, the former labor secretary defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) — who had been the choice of the party’s liberal wing — for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. After the vote, Ellison called for unity, saying, “We don’t have the luxury to walk out of this room divided.”
Reagan espoused American exceptionalism and a nation seeking to defend freedom around the world. Trump looks inward and appears to begrudge the responsibilities of leading the world that previous presidents, Republican or Democrat, have embraced.
Former House speaker Tip O’Neill’s famous axiom has been supplanted as surging seas of activists on the left and right drown out local issues and force senators and representatives to answer locally for every national controversy.
In his annual letter, the Berkshire Hathaway chairman praised the contribution of immigrants and also addressed a couple other frequent Trump talking points — offering a much more optimistic take than the president.