George Washington said we must “guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” Criticizing NFL players for exercising their right to peacefully protest, attacking the judicial branch of government and implementing policies that go against the core values of a nation built by immigrants are not signs of patriotism. All of these are signs of faux
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I had planned to write today about the importance of understanding the New American Majority. Understanding the NAM, who it is, what NAM members think, what matters to them, and what makes them vote, is critical to the future of our elections. But, and this won’t surprise anyone, Donald Trump changed my train of thought.
The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– It’s a commonplace that politics is a mean and divisive sport. A recent article in the New Yorker by Harvard political science professor Jill Lepore noted that our political discourse has become more polarized than at any