It may not be an actual Chinese curse, but “interesting times” is definitely what we are going through right now, and it’s pretty awful. Since impeachment, Trump’s worst impulses have been unleashed and there’s NO BOTTOM. On the heels of the crisis in the Department of Justice, the president has upended the country’s national security and intelligence apparatus – BECAUSE HE IS ANGRY THAT THEY BRIEFED CONGRESSIONAL INTEL COMMITTEES on the not unexpected news that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election, again on Trump’s behalf. 

On top of that, our news media has seemingly learned no lessons from their mistakes of 2016. They continue to cover the election as a horse race, with dire consequences for campaigns that could be more viable. It doesn’t help that Democratic voters are still traumatized from Trump’s surprise Electoral College win that year. It’s a heady combination that perplexes the MOMocrats in this week’s look at politics from a progressive point of view – part of the DemCast family of podcasts.