Welcome to 2020.
This decade already looks packed with new things: a new presidential election, a new Obamacare lawsuit before SCOTUS, a (likely) new impeachment trial, and, apparently, a new use for the 2001 AUMF.
Meanwhile, political historian Allan Lichtman took a look back for us at the 2010s. It was a decade, he writes, that “witnessed the gravest threats to the integrity of American democracy since the Civil War.” Read that piece here.
Next week, we’re looking ahead to a Senate impeachment trial, though the details of what that will look like still remain very much up in the air. The trial will likely launch us straight into the election: the Iowa caucuses are on Feb. 3, 2020, followed by the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11 and Super Tuesday on March 3. Between mid-January and the end of February, we’re also scheduled to have another four debates. And then there’s the combustable and still unfolding situation following Thursday’s U.S. assassination of Qasem Soleimani. Buckle up.
As always, thank you for your support.
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