Given all that’s been said about the “unforgiving nature” of the #MeToo movement and “cancel culture,” comparatively little attention has focused on the forgetful nature of the body politic, with regards to sexual assault allegations. The Fairfax saga is just one story that fits into a larger pattern.
Even if you cannot get excited about Kentucky, Louisiana, or Mississippi, our adopted home state of New Jersey is holding State Assembly elections for all 80 seats. These elections matter and will impact the daily lives of millions of Americans long before any hypothetical presidential inauguration in 2021.
The current rules of the Senate enable tyranny of the minority. As 2020 Democratic primary candidates outline their plans to tackle these issues, it is important to keep in mind that no ambitious course of action can be adopted — even with Democratic majorities in the House and Senate — if the filibuster remains.