“Homicides in cities were up by 25-40 percent in 2020, the largest single-year increase since 1960. And 2021 isn’t looking any better. This is a crisis on its own terms.
The politics of this could really tip, and not just in cities — if these numbers keep getting worse, then as with Nixon and Reagan in the 70s and 80s, it could bring “law and order” conservatives (including Trump) back to power in 2024.” [Says a freaked out Ezra Klein, at the New York Times]
Sure. Assuming we get elections that aren’t rigged. Assuming that voter identification and proof of voter identity return to the voting process, and that Democratic governors are required to be transparent, and that courts are willing at least to examine evidence of known fraud. How likely is all that?
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