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Americans wake up to a daily diet of President Donald Trump’s tweets that the media take delight in mocking. Meanwhile, the sheer lack of results in this administration, not to mention their polarizing ideology and cruel legislative agenda, are starved of the attention they deserve.

Moreover, the hyper-partisan Congress, determined to go it alone without Democrats, is too divided to pass meaningful legislation. The polarization in Congress is likely to increase since Democrats are moving farther left. Obviously, this state of affairs will lead nowhere.

Although some hope the president will be impeached, I don't think so. The more reasonable approach will be to elect in 2018 a Congress that works, and in the people's interest – not that of a handful of wily tycoons. However, with Democrats moving firmly leftward, it appears impossible for them to wrest control of the House and/or Senate.

The solution, then, is up to moderate Republicans. They must resolutely arrest the fearsome mushrooming power of alt-right radicals like Steve Bannon. That means ensuring that the nominees in 2018 are pragmatists, not libertarians, ideologues, tea partiers or racists. The recent upset in Alabama where the alt-right candidate won handsomely is scary. 

Subhash Garg


Indo-American Community Federation

Fremont, Calif.

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