Red and Blue America Refuse To Budge

Source: Financial Times
by John Burn-Murdoch

“The past two years of American life have been tumultuous by any country’s standards. More than a million deaths in a mismanaged pandemic, a homegrown attack on the seat of government, a judicial decision that targeted millions of women and inflation soaring to a 40-year high, all while the former president looms on the sidelines. These sorts of things usually upend politics, at minimum delivering a firm rebuke of the incumbent, and in some cases producing a complete realignment. … But the US appears immune to such shifts. In an election that promised, variously, a red wave of inflation-induced anger, a blue backlash over abortion rights and a Trumpian revival among Republican ranks, the most stunning takeaway is not how much has changed, but how little.” (11/12/22)