Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters from an American daily newsletter gained wide popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. In her Oct. 23 issue she outlines the history of Republican efforts to rescind a certain interpretation of the 14th Amendment in a style that is cogent and clear. Please click through to read the entire letter. Here is the first paragraph of the letter.
Today the United States had at least 82,600 new cases of coronavirus, our highest daily level of cases in a single day since the pandemic started. The outbreak is widespread, meaning it will be harder to move medical personnel around to address the crisis. We have lost close to 224,000 Americans to Covid-19. As it spreads through Republican-governed states, leaders refuse to use government authority to slow its reach. “It’s not a job for government,” North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum said.