Must Watch, Must Read, And The Immigration Solution September 11, 2023September 10, 2023 One guy is running out of megalomania and to avoid prison. The other, to build a brighter world and save democracy. BIDEN: MUST WATCH Chris Coons makes the case. Six minutes. As do these quick spots: The Economy, Reproductive Rights, and The War. TRUMP: MUST READ Democracy’s Assassins Always Have Accomplices The greatest threat to our democracy comes not from demagogues like Mr. Trump or even from extremist followers like those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 but rather from the ordinary politicians, many of them inside the Capitol that day, who protect and enable him. . . . Unfortunately, today’s Republican Party more closely resembles the French right of the 1930s than the Spanish right of the early 1980s. Since the 2020 election, Republican leaders have enabled authoritarianism at four decisive moments . . . BONUS Michael Bloomberg: How Biden and Congress Should Fix the Immigration Crisis in Our Cities . . . The number of people seeking asylum at the southern border increased under President Donald Trump and has grown further under President Biden. The partial border wall has done nothing to slow the flow. Both parties created the problem, and both parties must work together to fix it. Most importantly, he argues, we should let asylum seekers work while they await resolution of their applications. The current system is insane, and too many Republicans like it that way (as described last week), because it’s a potent election issue. Have a great week!