Right-Wing Militias are Preparing for Civil War

“Some writers popular on the militant right had been warning that wars don’t always start with a clear, decisive event—an attack, a coup, an invasion—and that you might not realize you’re in one until it’s underway.”

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Trump Lost in the Real World, But Not in Trumpland

“The election is over. But pro-Trump media outlets are helping Trump spin the narrative that it isn’t.”

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Tucker Carlson Is Not A Credible Source For News

Tucker Carlson is not a credible source for news. Fox News and a US Federal District Court Judge appointed by Donald Trump agree.

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The Changing Republican Party

This collapse of a major political party as a moral governing force is unlike anything we have seen in modern American politics.

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Identity Politics is Not Going Away

What we know now is that there are two Americas separated by very different visions of both the present and the future. Trump’s America is angry and in a mood to keep tearing down the institutions it feels have turned against it. Biden’s country is aghast that there are people who don’t see the very different future it does.

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Stop the Count!

Donald Trump’s call to stop the counting of votes and his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud are an attack on democracy.

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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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2020 Election Results: What You Need To Know

After polls close in the US presidential election, it could take days or even weeks to find out if Donald Trump or Joe Biden has won. In this election, millions more Americans have been voting by post because of coronavirus, meaning a delay in counting all the votes is highly likely.

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Donald Trump, Emoluments, and The United States Constitution

While in office, Donald Trump has received—by virtue of his continued interest in the Trump Organization and his stake in hundreds of other entities—a steady stream of monetary and other benefits from foreign powers and their agents.

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Hunter Biden, The Trump Children, and The Politics of Hypocrisy

The outrageous hypocrisy of the attack on the Biden family as a “criminal organization” appears to be lost on Trump’s supporters.

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Trump IS the Swamp

Donald Trump has presided over the most corrupt presidential administration in American history. He has not, as promised, “drained the swamp.” He has rebuilt and expanded it to serve his own personal interests.

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The Post-American Order

If Trump is reelected, his “America first” foreign policy will have been validated, and the result will be an America snarling into decline. The admiration for the United States that reduces the cost of everything it tries to achieve in the world will evaporate, and other countries will move on, shaping a new order to protect themselves from a self-seeking, often hostile United States.

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American Christianity’s White Supremacy Problem

Robert P. Jones, the head of the Public Religion Research Institute, lays out a startling case that “the more racist attitudes a person holds, the more likely he or she is to identify as a white Christian.”

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“Biden Will Make America Lead Again” by William McRaven

We need a president who understands the importance of American leadership, at home and abroad. We need a leader of integrity whose decency and sense of respect reflects the values we expect from our president. We need a president for all Americans, not just half of America.

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Unlike Trump, Ben Sasse Is a Republican That Tells It Like It is

Sasse, who did not vote for Trump in 2016, offered an honest and revealing assessment of the President. In fact, most of Sasse’s criticisms of Trump are the same ones made by some of Trump’s most vocal critics.

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Donald Trump Is The Accelerant

Trump and his supporters claim that cities and suburbs will burn in violence if Joe Biden wins. But Trump is the one that has no interest in promoting peace.

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Dying in a Leadership Vacuum

“Anyone else who recklessly squandered lives and money in this way would be suffering legal consequences. Our leaders have largely claimed immunity for their actions. But this election gives us the power to render judgment.”

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Keeping Score in the 2020 Election

What does this all mean for the 2020 election? One can presume that pollsters have learned from the 2016 election. Polling has generally become more accurate over time. However, polling is still an imprecise science and surprises are possible. Biden will likely win on November 3rd. But he might not.

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Maybe America Will Be Great Again Next Year

America’s reputation has declined further over the past year among many key allies and partners. In several countries, the share of the public with a favorable view of the U.S. is as low as it has been at any point.

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Allegations of Racism Have Defined Trump’s Presidency and The 2020 Election

Over 3½ years in office, he has presided over a sweeping U.S. government retreat from the front lines of civil rights, endangering decades of progress against voter suppression, housing discrimination and police misconduct.

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F.B.I. Director Warns of Russian Interference and White Supremacist Violence

F.B.I. Director warns of threats from white supremacists groups and Russian interference in the 2020 election, contradicting Donald Trump on both issues.

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“The Lawbreakers Trump Loves” by Nicholas Kristof

He uses scare tactics about “law and order.” But what distinguishes this White House is its ties to criminals.

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“Which Past Is Prologue?” By Margaret MacMillan

These troubled times are not all Trump’s fault, but he has made things worse. The damage is difficult to measure, the United States has lost much of its moral authority.

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Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

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“The Collaborators: History Will Judge the Complicit” by Anne Applebaum

“Each violation of our Constitution and our civic peace gets absorbed, rationalized, and accepted by people who once upon a time knew better. If, following what is almost certain to be one of the ugliest elections in American history, Trump wins a second term, these people may well accept even worse. Unless, of course, they decide not to.”

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