The Fiasco in Afghanistan

The disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan will harm U.S. foreign policy for decades.

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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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Why Were the Polls Wrong in 2020?

“Whether the candidates were running for president, senator or governor, poll margins overall suggested that Democratic candidates would do better and Republican candidates would do worse relative to the final certified vote.”

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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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A Return to Normalcy: Revisiting the Election of 1920

When considered against the electoral circumstances that exchanged Wilson, a Democrat, for Harding, a Republican, some of the tumults of 2020 appear to be a centennial reiteration, or inversion, of the calamities and longings of the 1920 campaign.

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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 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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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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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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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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“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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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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