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Kamala Harris is wearing Chuck Taylors and I’m all for it

By making a definite fashion statement about comfortable footwear, Kamala Harris has taken a bold step forward for women everywhere. The Democratic vice presidential candidate took a campaign trip to Wisconsin on Labor Day to speak to Black union members, business leaders, and the family of Jacob Blake, the Kenosha man shot seven times in […]

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Trump has jumped off the QAnon cliff

If the latest wacko conspiracy theories aren’t enough for Donald Trump, don’t worry — he’ll just make up some new ones, this time involving Democrats in dark shadows and planes carrying protesting thugs. In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, no stranger to conspiracy theories herself, Trump played his usual cards to distract the […]

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Don’t let your mail-in ballot get thrown out

Millions of voters — more than in any time in U.S. history —  are likely to vote absentee in the Nov. 3 election. But voters need to plan now how to vote correctly and make sure that unintentional errors don’t disqualify their votes. Donald Trump has been trying to throw shade on voting by mail […]

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How to overcome the danger that your vote won’t count

Donald Trump is trying to convince his base that mail-in voting — which he and most members of his administration use regularly — is somehow “rigged” and will delegitimize the results of November’s election. He’s even gone so far as to cast doubt on whether he would accept the election results. Never mind the fact […]

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We can all be heroes in the time of COVID-19

News stories are filled with images of health care heroes in medical facilities nationwide treating patients sickened with the novel coronavirus. No one would disagree with that characterization — those working on the front lines deserve nothing less than our full respect, not to mention hazard pay. That includes not only health care workers, but […]

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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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