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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/07: A participant holding a sign at the celebratory march. Thousands of New Yorkers joined members of the Protect the Results: New York City Coalition, a group formed by over 90 local community organizations at Columbus Circle for the March to Protect The Results, taking the streets of Manhattan to celebrate the Biden-Harris ticket victory after winning the majority of the Electoral College votes. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Even After Biden Win, Our Obsolete Electoral College Must Go
For days, Americans fretted over just a few thousand votes in swing states.
LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/07: People gathered near the Post Office in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to celebrate the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (Photo by Paul Weaver/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The Unexpected Benefits Of Thinking For Yourself In An Age Of Polling
The most important thing journalists can do as they think about covering and investigating government and politics in election years is to not assume any outcome.
Legislative Appointment of Electors Would Be Unlawful. And It Won’t Even Work For Trump.
Congress enacted the Electoral Count Act to deal with precisely this sort of hypothetical, and the law working just as designed would prevent the sort of gamesmanship that’s being floated.
Black Women Led Us Through The Most Consequential Political Contest Of Our Lifetimes. It’s High Time We Thank Them.
Exit polls report that more than 90 percent of Black women cast their ballots for Biden and Harris, voting as a bloc.
A supporter of President Donald J. Trump hold up their Make America Great Again hat. At the Reading Regional Airport in Bern Township, PA Saturday afternoon October 31, 2020 where United States President Donald J. Trump spoke during a campaign rally for his bid for reelection.
Legislative Appointment Of Electors: An Extreme Legal Move And An Unlikely Profile in Courage
The GOP leadership in Pennsylvania has decisively disavowed moving to seize the power to appoint electors directly under any circumstances. 
Trump’s Election Lawsuits: Full of Sound and Fury, But Mostly Signifying Nothing
There are critical differences between the legal and political landscapes in the 2000 election and today that make it exceptionally unlikely that any of this legal wrangling will matter.
Please Let It Not Be Close: Why 2020 Prez Outcome Probably Won’t Be Decided In Court
The margin of litigation, the margin of error, and the margin of organizing: The courts probably won’t decide this presidential election, but organizing might have.
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: From left, Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chris Coons, D-Del., Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., attend a news conference on the Senate steps of the Capitol with Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee after they boycotted the markup of Supreme Court justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on Thursday, October 22, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
There’s A Better Option For Democrats Than Expanding The Supreme Court
The time for doing nothing is over. Democrats must either pack the Court themselves, or prevent Republicans from doing so down the road.
A Lame Duck Trump Admin Will Do All It Can To Pilfer Before Jan. Dems Must Be Ruthless In Thwarting It.
Both Congress and the potential Biden transition team can take steps in advance of inauguration to turn off the flow of ill-gotten funds. 
CHARLESTON, SC - OCTOBER 30: Jake Hannay casts his in-person absentee ballot at Seacoast Church West Ashley on October 30, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
Exercise Your Right To Vote With the Knowledge That Voter Intimidation Is Against the Law
Voters should go to the polls expecting only to find friendly election workers and fellow engaged citizens.
Why We Must Be Ready To Protect The Results 
Trump is laying the groundwork to dispute the valid election results. That’s not hyperbole, Trump has said it clearly.
Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?
A look at the new documentary, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word” in which director Yael Bridge explores how socialist ideas that were once considered radical are now taken for granted by most Americans.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: US President Donald Trump returns to the White House after multiple campaign stops over the weekend on October 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. With only a couple of weeks left before the 2020 Presidential Election the President is campaigning heavily in key states. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Nothing New: How US Politics Turned Tribal, From George Washington To Donald Trump
Much of what we deplore today is nothing new: nastiness, violence, intolerance, fraud, twisting the election rules, bashing the government, bias in the media, fistfights in Congress, and even a violent coup in North Carolina. We have seen it all before.
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while Associate Justice Elena Kagan looks on as the president arrives to U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/POOL
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 07: A President Donald Trump and a former Vice President Joe Biden supporter converse before the Joe Biden Campaign Rally at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on March 7, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
Should America Voluntarily Split In Two? Election Day May Force Us To Ask
What to do? As in a marriage that’s been bad for decades, perhaps divorce should be considered.
Boots On For The Boogaloo: A Journey Into The Dark Web Of White Supremacy
Eighty-two of the 150 channels examined in total had appeared after Christchurch, and as such were focused on preparing for violent action — disseminating instructions for how to build pipe bombs and homemade guns, survivalist manuals for the coming race war, and guides to prepare for committing a mass shooting.
Democrats Need To Be Clear About Where This Could Be Headed
The tyrant’s tell, and Pelosi’s obligation.
How A Mar-a-Lago Gala Turned Into A Bizarre Trump Photo Op For Chinese Businessmen
Trump’s Smear-And-Scream Debate Strategy
President Trump, high school debater.
Trump’s Rhetoric Breeds Radicals Who Think They’ve Been Anointed By POTUS To Fight
A President’s words always matter and until the rhetoric changes from the top, America will remain uncivil and on the brink.
The Democrats Now Face A Historic Opportunity For Structural Change
If Democrats sweep the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives this fall, they will have an opportunity to repair the nation’s broken systems, not just make new policies.
A 6–3 Conservative Court Could Hobble Future Presidents’ Climate Actions
A court with another conservative nominee is bad news for climate action. Here’s a threat assessment.
So What Is The ‘McConnell Rule,’ Really?
McConnell has always honored a straightforward principle when it comes to judicial selection.
The Right’s Long War On Howard Zinn Reaches The White House
Conservatives have been upset about kids reading ‘A People’s History of the United States’ for years, worrying that it stirs up trouble. Now Trump has taken up the cause.
The Blue Wall Of Silence
Cops are at the crux of this cultural war of neoliberalism vs. fascism. They are sworn to uphold the constitution and laws of freedom while also operating legal torture chambers and killing people of color. And they are able to hold these two completely contradictory values at the same time, as long as they don't speak or think about it.
Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports
Pro athletes have gone on strike before over wages, pensions and working conditions, but these protests are about racial justice. It is no accident that Black players, who have talked about their own experiences being racial profiled by police officers, took the lead in organizing the walkouts.
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