Monday, October 19, 2020

Morning Jolt: What a ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ Would Actually Look Like

On the menu today: Robert Reich and other Democrats yearn for a post-Trump "Truth and Reconciliation Commission"; a Republican pollster lays out why he thinks Trump has a much better chance to win reelection than the conventional wisdom suggests; and a pair of very special announcements.

Democrats Haven't Thought Through a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission,' Have They?

Former secretary of labor Robert Reich garnered some attention this weekend for a tweet calling for a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" to be established "when this nightmare is over" — presumably he means after Trump is defeated in the upcoming election and when Joe Biden is president. MSNBC's Chris Hayes made similar comments earlier this month.  

This isn't Reich being short-tempered or flying off the handle in a moment of passion; some on the left have been calling for this idea for years. In May 2018, Kevin Baker wrote an extremely lengthy cover piece in The New Republic ...

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What a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission' Would Actually Look Like

On the menu today: Robert Reich and other Democrats yearn for a post-Trump "Truth and Reconciliation Commission"; a Republican pollster lays out why he thinks Trump has a much better chance to win reelection than the conventional wisdom suggests; and a pair of very special announcements.

Democrats Haven't Thought Through a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission,' Have They?

Former secretary of labor Robert Reich garnered some attention this weekend for a tweet calling for a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" to be established "when this nightmare is over" — presumably he means after Trump is defeated in the upcoming election and when Joe Biden is president. MSNBC's Chris Hayes made similar comments earlier this month.  

This isn't Reich being short-tempered or flying off the handle in a moment of passion; some on the left have been calling for this idea for years. In May 2018, Kevin Baker wrote an extremely lengthy cover piece in The New Republic ...   READ MORE

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