Politics

“Restore Sanity” Then and Now

A slogan born in parody resurfaces as a policy imperative

Nancy Friedman
5 min readJun 30, 2023

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on May 24, 2023, with a bullet-pointed statement heavy on re- words: Reestablish, return, replace, reinvigorate, return, reverse, re-constitutionalize. (The last one had some well-informed people scratching their heads. It apparently means “change the federal government to conform with the U.S. Constitution as it was written in 1789” — a…

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Nancy Friedman

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