Farewell, Angela Merkel!

During her tenure in office, Merkel has led Germany through crisis after crisis by adopting a no-nonsense, follow-the-science brand of politics. For her admirers, this is central to her appeal.

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Conspiracy, Political Violence, & American Exceptionalism

Most Americans express positive feelings about the 2020 election. While Trump has influence among GOP voters, much of the public believes he encouraged the assault on the US Capitol.

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We Are Two Nations, Divisible

And while I do pray a benevolent God may keep us Americans from ripping one another apart over our political and cultural differences, it’s time to recognize that they are real, not contrived; deep-seated, not superficial; and an authentic reflection of divisions in our population, not an invention of manipulative elites, politicians, or the news media.

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Is America heading to a place where it can no longer call itself a democracy?

Voting rights are threatened across the US and Trump allies are vying to control elections in multiple states. Can US democracy survive the post-Trump onslaught?

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The Study of History is the Search for Truths

“The aim of history class isn’t to get students to love or loathe their country. It’s to prepare them to live in it.”

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Josh Hawley Betrayed His Oath To Uphold the United States Constitution

Josh Hawley is more responsible than anyone but Donald Trump for the attack on the Capitol Building. He has betrayed his oath to uphold the United States Constitution.

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Happy Electoral College Day! The 2020 Edition

According to the United States Constitution, the Electoral College has the official responsibility of choosing the President of the United States. In 2020, the Electoral College has voted to elect Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

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Trump Supporters Don’t Need Evidence To Believe in Election Fraud

In lawsuits alleging election fraud, Trump supporters described what they saw, heard and suspected. Many of their allegations crumbled under scrutiny. They still believe.

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Trump Is A Liar and Far Too Many People Don’t Care

Dishonesty has been a defining hallmark of the Trump presidency. The sheer volume of untruths, both petty and profound, has been cataloged and quantified time and again, the subject of a shelf full of books and endless hand-wringing over the “post-truth” world.

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Great Speeches of the 21st Century: John McCain, November 4, 2008

John McCain’s concession speech after the 2008 election demonstrated class, grace, and a deep commitment to democratic values.

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Retired Admiral, Navy SEAL Compares Donald Trump to Joseph McCarthy

“Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation.”

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The Minority Majority: America’s Electoral System Advantages Republicans

“There is a reason why, when choosing their own constitutions, no other country has for long survived with a replica of the American model—and why when guiding the design of constitutions for others, as they did in post-war Germany and Japan, Americans have always suggested solutions quite unlike the one under which they live.”

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John McCain’s Naval Academy Speech

“We have to fight. We have to fight against propaganda and crackpot conspiracy theories. We have to fight isolationism, protectionism, and nativism. We have to defeat those who would worsen our divisions. We have to remind our sons and daughters that we became the most powerful nation on earth by tearing down walls, not building them.”

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The Conservative Revolt Against Donald Trump

Liberals have good reasons to dislike Donald Trump;  conservatives have more.  Opposing this president is not about being a conservative or a liberal;  it is about being a good citizen.  Four men that have done far more to serve our country than Donald Trump agree:  Donald Trump is doing real damage to our country and it is time for ALL Americans to stand up to this danger.  

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