A bid to recall Gavin Newsom before he takes office in California and efforts to neuter Democrats in the Midwest are part of a strategy extending scorched-earth campaign tactics to governing. Some worry it will further erode faith in the political system by undercutting constitutional principles.
In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.