America’s top military chief was scorched by right-wing media outlets after book excerpts depicted a series of pre-emptive moves, not to protect the nation from a new terrorist threat but to save it from its outgoing president.
“We did a lot for the Catholic vote,” the former president said on a call announcing the launch of a new national faith advisory board. “So we’ll have to talk to them. We’re gonna have to meet with the Catholics.”
A month before this Independence Day, a group of 100 scholars warned about “the recent deterioration of U.S. democracy.” America has been covering this topic from all angles; here are highlights from our archives.