Thoughts on a dreadful year

As we end a(nother) dreadful year because of the pandemic, a still too-partisan Washington, D.C., and a country whose citizenry seems to become more polarized by the day, we also look ahead to a year we all hope will see the pandemic “end,” the partisanship lessen and the polarization begin to melt.

One can hope anyway.

Some thoughts as we wind down 2021.

It’s not hyperbole to say that our democracy is at stake in 2022. Some states are changing laws to restrict voting. Some states are putting partisans in control to oversee…



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B. Jay Cooper

Former deputy White House press secretary (Reagan and Bush 41) and former head of communications at Republican Natl Committee. My blog: