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2020 Election



  • How Jimmy Carter Kept Me Sane

    by Jonathan Alter

    "I wrote my Carter biography during the toxic Trump years. The Georgian’s kindness and honesty are an inspiration for me and should be for America, too."



  • Will Muting Trump and Biden Save the Presidential Debates?

    by Tizoc Chavez

    Americans deserve better from the Presidential debates; if the Commission on Presidential Debates can't find a way to elevate substance over style, it should step aside for another organization to meet this civic function. 



  • Frontline: Whose Vote Counts?

    Jelani Cobb investigates the Wisconsin primary election as a lens onto the ongoing struggle to protect voting rights. 



  • Labor Pulse: Is This Election Labor's Last Chance?

    by Jim Castagnera

    The election presents organized labor with a choice between a death sentence and a reprieve that will prove temporary unless unions can put their needs at the center of a Biden presidency's priorities. 


  • Joe Biden Is Setting A Record That No One Has Noticed

    by David O. Stewart

    Joe Biden has been on the national ticket as a candidate three times, a distinction shared by both great and mediocre figures in American history. If he's victorious, he'd become one of only 6 people to win three times. 



  • Republicans: The New Confederacy

    by David W. Blight

    "There is no Republican majority in America, except on election days. It all depends on who votes and who is allowed to vote."



  • Joe Biden's Non-Radical 1960s

    As a young adult in troubled times, Joe Biden steered a moderate course toward public life. For supporters and critics alike, it seems Joe has always been Joe.