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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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William Barr’s scam of claims of ‘independence’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has gone public complaining that Donald Trump’s incendiary tweets are making it “impossible” for him to do his job at the Dept. of Justice. And at least some in the media seem to be buying it. Next, Barr is going to try to sell them a bridge in Brooklyn. Many […]

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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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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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Inequality in the Trump economy keeps getting worse

Every month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly jobs report, Donald Trump and Republicans crow about the economy and the low unemployment rate. And every month, too many Americans wonder when they’re going to start feeling the effects of that “great economy.” A recent study on poverty and a new way of […]

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Just in time for holiday gifts: Trump impeachment merch

Donald Trump has finally been impeached, and it’s not a moment too soon for artists, crafters, and companies trying to male a quick buck over the impeachment, if not the ultimate removal, of the 45th president. True, it’s a little late for Christmas delivery. But it’s the thought that counts. That, and the belief in […]

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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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Impeachment hearings offer a civics lesson for students

“How come the president is doing stuff he’s not supposed to do?” That was the question posed to me by my seventh-grade tutoring student. She’s studying for an upcoming test on the U.S. Constitution, and in 2019, you can’t teach the Constitution without having the biggest lesson on U.S. government staring you in the face. […]

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