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Bridget Kranz

Contributor — Class of 2016

Number of articles: 1

First Article: May 5, 2017

Latest Article: May 5, 2017

The failed state of the union: a stable American system still reinforces top-down inequality

Alex Westfall This column is a response to the piece “The state of the union remains strong through Trump’s first months.” In their column, Ezra Rice and Francisco Navarro write hopefully about our ability to preserve the American system through Donald Trump’s four years as president: “Though millions of Americans remain worried for the future, we can be reassured by the power of our American system and be certain that the state of our union remains strong.” To me, this positive regard for our system ignores the ways our status quo was failing the majority of Americans before Trump; it also conflates the prosperity of the American people with the stability of our government.

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