Trump Might Not Destroy Democracy. But He Can Do Plenty of Damage.

The Bulwark | April 16, 2019

Good news, everyone! According to Shadi Hamid, writing last week in The Atlantic,: Donald Trump isn’t going to destroy America’s democratic republic, razing what generations of political genius and sacrifice have so carefully and assiduously built. So there’s no need to worry. If only it were so. “Conspiracy with Russia wasn’t the only thing that commentators  both liberals and NeverTrump conservatives  got wrong,” Hamid writes. “There was another, related charge that was graver and, on its face, more implausible: that Trump would (or could) destroy American democracy.” His logic goes something like this: Some people thought Trump was going to destroy democracy in America. They were wrong; he can’t destroy it alone. Therefore there’s nothing to worry about, and Trump’s transgressions are actually good things.

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The Bus & Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program (49 U.S.C. 5339) makes federal resources available to states and direct recipients to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities. Funding is provided through formula allocations and competitive grants.

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