After 2020, Americans are coming to terms with the fact that the United States is splitting into two different countries culturally and politically. The red-blue divide is a divide between free states and counties and increasingly repressive and authoritarian blue states and counties.
The freedom divide is particularly clear in the area of education. Republican states and counties have been more likely to open up their schools with safety measures
It was February 23, 1945, and you were looking at the American flag being raised on the summit of Mount Suribachi, on a godforsaken island called Iwo Jima. One of those photographers, Joe Rosenthal, took a picture that would soon become the most iconic of the American flag’s long history. Papers would be running with that picture in a few days, and it stirred the pride and hopes of people back on the home front, still not knowing the ultimate cost of that island struggle. Even a preschool kid like me would be awed by that image on pages we could not yet read yet would never forget for the rest of our lives.