Presented by Charter Communications: Netroots Pitch; ‘Crisis’ Mode; Carter’s Malaise

Good morning, it’s Monday, July 15, 2019. Forty years ago today, as inflation raged, high interest rates choked the U.S. economy, and an oil embargo by OPEC generated record-high fuel prices, the president of the United States felt the need to address the American people.
His popularity plummeting, Jimmy Carter wanted to talk about what he saw as the underlying ills sapping American strength even more than the sour economy. The result was destined to be known as the “malaise” speech.
I’ll have more on Jimmy Carter’s much-maligned rhetorical gambit in a moment. First, I’d steer you to …

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