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Alexis Coe: This is why George Washington he hated political parties.

Wednesday, in a craven last-ditch effort to prove their loyalty to President Donald Trump, a contingent of Republicans from both houses of Congress objected to the ministerial, almost purely ceremonial counting of electoral college votes – their wooden performance quickly outdone by a pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol in a violent scene most Americans never thought they’d see in their country.
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Graham Lampa: Trump’s Twitter account should belong to all of us

It’s an aspect of 21st-century presidential transitions the Founders didn’t quite anticipate: What happens to the president’s social media accounts? Twitter has already detailed how the @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VPOTUS and @FLOTUS Twitter accounts will be transferred to the incoming Biden-Harris administration, but the company hasn’t yet addressed its plans for the crown jewel of accounts: @realDonaldTrump. On Friday, the social media platform permanently suspended his account, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” two days after throngs of his supporters staged a violent riot through the Capitol.
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Sen. Ted Cruz’s 11th-hour effort to derail certification of Joe Biden’s election victory is the wrong solution to a nonproblem at the wrong time. Fortunately, it also won’t succeed, but it nonetheless provides one more alarming sign of the perilous state of our democracy.
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Jesse Jackson: Americans looking for bold leadership from Biden

As we turn to a new year, the spotlight shines on the new president and the new administration. Even as he assumes center stage in Washington, profound questions still remain about Joe Biden’s plans. His initial appointments have been solid, diverse, experienced and capable, drawn overwhelmingly from the established center of the party.