“Reality Is Submerged in Fantasy”: The Villages Is a Boomer’s Utopia—And Demographic Time Bomb
Good morning from the Hive newsroom! Democrats are walking a fine line when responding to Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, Kelly Rissman writes, in supporting legitimate investigation into the matter while not equating it to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago stash. Meanwhile, Chris Smith explores Biden’s handling of Ukraine ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, along with the challenges ahead.
Elsewhere, Abigail Tracy talks to GOP Rep. Nancy Mace, who says “there’ll be political complications two years from now,” if her party takes a more extreme path on abortion, “whether that’s the White House or us retaining the majority in the US House.” And Rissman sees Ron DeSantis getting under some Republicans’ skin ahead of 2024.
Plus, in an excerpt from his new book, Aftermath, the Washington Post’s Philip Bump takes a golf cart ride through Florida’s Trumpy Villages, “a bubble…created specifically to make boomers in particular feel comfortable and happy.” But this boomer’s utopia is also looking like a demographic time bomb. Thanks for reading.