Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What’s Really at Stake in 2020

Column: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court, and the future of American democracy

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck SchumerThe death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has clarified what is at stake in the 2020 election. It is not, as some believe, democracy itself. Nor is it, as others assume, our continued existence as a nation. Democracy will survive Donald Trump, and the United States of America will outlast Joe Biden. The question that 2020 will help to answer is what sort of democracy, and what sort of nation, America will be as it prepares to enter the second quarter of the 21st century.