In the game of chess, a pawn is the least valued piece on the board. It can only move one direction, with the rare exception of when it can attack.

The pawn is often manipulated by the moves of every other piece on the board. If another piece gets too close, the pawn is often moved to protect it, or worse, it is sacrificed for the greater strategy.

Lately, politics has treated the American public much the same way. Regardless of “side of the aisle,” Americans are being manipulated by both their allies and their enemies.

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