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Biden displays compassion, competence over Trump on coronavirus

Former Vice President Joe Biden has shown us why he deserves to be the Democratic presidential nominee and why he will beat Donald Trump in November. While Americans are left confused by inaction, contradictions, and downright lies from the Trump administration — mostly from Trump himself — on how best to fight the novel coronavirus […]

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Women candidates got a raw deal. Just like always.

What started as the most diverse Democratic field in history has ended up as two old white guys pushing 80. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? As maddening as it is that the choices left to us are not our favorites, many voters — especially women voters — saw 2020 as a chance to avenge Hillary Clinton’s […]

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Election security at higher risk in high-turnout election

High voter turnout is widely predicted in November, which is always good news for democracy. The bad news for democracy is that many voters are worried about election security and might not trust the eventual outcome of the presidential election. Concerns include voting machines that could be hacked, voter suppression, voter fraud, and widespread dissemination […]

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Iowa caucuses need to bite the dust

The complete meltdown in tallying results at the Iowa caucuses means officials should decide on the only viable course of action: It’s time to get rid of the outmoded practice of holding caucuses. Iowa has selfishly prided itself on its first-in-the-nation status, and the state’s voters have come to expect the chance to meet all […]

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U.S. could face a voting deluge in November. Will states be ready for the storm?

Polls and pundits across the country and the political spectrum predict that voter enthusiasm and turnout could be at an all-time high on Nov. 3. That’s true for people itching to vote for and against Donald Trump. But how will officials in the country’s 8,000 election jurisdictions handle the flood of voters? If the high […]

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Adam Schiff’s real audience is the American people

It’s already a given that Republican senators won’t vote to kick Donald Trump out of the White House. Democrats knew that from the beginning of the process. But the House impeachment managers are aiming to remind the country of the dangers of this president and why he must be removed from office. If not now, […]

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Let’s regain the world’s trust by dumping Trump

What can Americans do to help the United States improve its standing around the world? Defeat Donald Trump on Nov. 3. New data from the Pew Research Center show that 64% of people from 32 countries do not trust Trump to do the right thing in world affairs. In fact, Trump received the highest negative […]

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Republican losers we won’t miss in 2020

Over the last year, we’ve said goodbye to many Republicans who are no longer in office or on their way out. There are way too many Republican losers to mention. So let’s take a look at just a handful of those in the 2019 edition of the GOP Hall of Shame. This list won’t even […]

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Simplistic Trump voter impeachment interviews won’t tell us anything new, so please spare us

We could all save ourselves a lot of time watching or reading news if political reporters cut down on what are likely to be endless visits to diners, VFW halls, and Farm & Fleet stores, all asking Trump voters, “Are you still with Donald Trump?” Because we already know the response: From most of them, […]

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Who’s helping women run for office? These groups

If you’re a progressive woman aiming to make a difference in public service, there are a lot of other women willing to help you out. The 2018 midterm election saw a record number of women run for office. There were 235 women candidates for the House and 22 for the Senate. The winners were lopsided […]

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