Without a ticket for reference, airline passengers might as well be passing over Columbus or Buffalo, as little on the ground gives a clue to the plane’s position. And then the bright lights and racetrack of Harrah’s comes into view: This is Chester.
The freedom to live securely, the right to speak openly, the necessity to preserve Western civilization, the priority to maintain American exceptionalism: These are the values that animate Trump’s program.
Although the Jewish community in Pennsylvania is small — 3.35 percent of the state’s population as of 2015, according to the Jewish Virtual Library — we very well could determine the outcome of the presidential election in the commonwealth.
This year’s presidential race not only has seen the thin veneer of civility torn apart; it has also raised the disquieting specter of something less than a peaceful transition of power — giving new meaning to “the war of politics.”