[Ed. – Remember what swell shape the country was in when he was president? He oversaw the slowest economic recovery in history, and when crowds ‘poured into the streets to protest the deaths of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of the police,’ he inflamed the situation by calling the police racist, which led to the assassination of some dozen officers. Yeah, he’s got room to talk.]
Former President Obama (D) has written a new book called “The Promised Land” in which he imagines an America that can one day “finally align with all that is best in us.” He shared an adapted excerpt with The Atlantic, which they published last week.
He starts by regretting what has become of the country.
The country is in the grips of a global pandemic and an accompanying economic crisis, with more than 230,000 Americans dead, businesses shuttered, and millions of people out of work. Across the nation, people from all walks of life have poured into the streets to protest the deaths of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of the police. Perhaps most troubling of all, our democracy seems to be teetering on the brink of crisis. … (The Atlantic)