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MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA - JUNE 26: Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield attends to the 23rd African Union Peace and Security Council meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on June 26, 2014. (Photo by Amine Landoulsi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A More Diverse And Inclusive Gov’t Could Be Biden’s Most Significant Policy Legacy. But It Must Extend Beyond Admin Leadership.
There are profound ripple effects from having a federal government made up of people who don’t look like or live like America — and it’s not just a matter of symbolism.
Trump Is Still Raging Against Democracy. But It’s Time To Applaud The Tenacity Of Voters, Poll And USPS Workers 
I cannot think of another election where the mettle of the legions of Americans who make our Democracy function were challenged and their integrity so maligned as it was this year.
Giuliani Whiffed On A Legal Question Every Law Student Knows The Answer To. But The Underlying Issue Is More Complex Than It Seems
There’s a bigger issue in how election cases are litigated — namely, no one knows at the outset what standard a court is likely to apply, and that’s a real problem.
Progressive Wins And Democrats’ Losses: Who And What Are To Blame?
Trump’s victories in many states, as well as the success of Republican candidates in areas that Democrats were expected to win, may have had less to do with fear mongering about socialism and more to do with another factor: Republican-sponsored voter suppression.
America Has Yet To Shake Its Addiction To Hate
Black Americans did not grieve Trump's 2016 win in the same way as white liberals.
Progressive Wins: Voters Supported Down-Ballot Reforms And Candidates That Address Racism, Police Abuse, Mass Incarceration
On several fronts, 2020 voters embraced changes that will reign in the police, restore voting rights to people on parole, relax drug laws and challenge long-standing racist practices.
What Happened In Maine? Collins Surprisingly Held Her Own This Election. Here’s Why. 
Collins benefited from a tendency among Mainers to split tickets in 2008, when 58 percent backed Barack Obama, and 61 backed her. The same tendency helped her in 2020.
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.
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