On Balance by Robert Delaney
Juneteenth is welcome, but the US needs an Election Day holiday to fight inequality
- America’s most sacred civic exercise continues to be threatened by politicians trying to curb measures meant to make voting easier
- While the Juneteenth gesture is symbolic, it reflects the degree to which many Americans want to move beyond the chaos that inequality causes
Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.