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From profiles in courage to profiles in sore losing: The GOP’s open sedition and clumsy coup is a crime

Ever since it first was published in 1956, there has been a joke about John F. Kennedy’s book Profiles in Courage (largely ghosted by speechwriter and advisor Ted Sorensen), historical portraits of eight US senators who demonstrated bravery in the face of enormous political opposition.Kennedy himself and others kidded that the volume would have been longer but there just wasn’t that much valor in the Senate for a writer to celebrate.Tragically, that rings even truer today. The quality of leadership, particularly among the GOP Senate majority, has dipped to a level not witnessed since the first Gilded Age, when 19th …read more

Source:: AlterNet