by Matt Chumchal
Senator Mike Lee this week claimed proposed museums dedicated to the history of women and Latino/as in America would foster division by ethnicity and sex. A biology professor shares an experience with the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and argues that the proposed museums are in fact needed to create the understanding needed to forge unity.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Senator Mike Lee's recent insistence that the US is "a republic, not a democracy" recall the antidemocratic vision of John C. Calhoun, says columnist George Packer.
SOURCE: Bloomberg Opinion
by Jonathan Bernstein
Mike Lee's insistence that the US is "a republic" and not "a democracy" is a petty distinction that ignores the historically interchangeable usage of the terms in American politics in order to justify undemocratic rule by a minority party.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
Jonathan Chait says that Senator Mike Lee's insistence that the US is a republic and not a democracy is not a point of constitutional principle but a political defense of minority rule.
Mike Lee’s bad history: Utah senator’s book is an ignorant hodgepodge concocted to justify the modern GOP
by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
Sen. Mike Lee's terrible book tries to reboot some of America's founding fathers as modern-day Republicans.
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