Barack Obama address gives me reason to hope

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[Editor: You really SHOULD listen to Obama himself (below), but for a good overview of his speech, see Vox: Barack Obama’s crucial insight into the crisis of American democracy.  – RS]

Former President Obama Remarks in Urbana, Illinois

September 7, 2018

President Barack Obama spoke about the political climate in remarks at the University of Illinois. He said that President Trump was “a symptom, not the cause” of anger and division between Americans of different backgrounds, beliefs, and economic means. He encouraged those listening to vote in the upcoming November 2018 midterm elections because, he said, “our democracy depends on it.”

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