For foreigners who look to the United States as an exemplar of democracy, this election has been as tense as it has been for most Americans.
After Donald Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton four years ago, some people are wary of what the polls are saying about the 2020 election.
America is not guaranteed.
For now, Vladimir Putin has been supplanted as the chief threat to the integrity of the presidential election by an American in a black robe – Brett Kavanaugh.
The Russians haven’t loomed so large as a sinister hand influencing the course of American society since the Red Scares of the 20th century.
Allow me, please, a point of personal privilege.
With Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court all but certain, Democrats are toying with ways to reform the court.
Despite the polls, President Donald Trump is predicting an Election Day “wave like you’ve never seen before.” But his allies and associates in all three branches of government are hedging their bets with actions designed to extend his sway in key areas, even if he loses.
Not long after federal authorities broke up an extremist plot to kidnap or kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whom President Donald Trump regularly denounces, a Trump rally began chanting, “Lock her up.”
When the Department of Homeland Security released its Homeland Threat Assessment earlier this month, it emphasized that self-proclaimed white supremacist groups are the most dangerous threat to U.S. security. But the report misleadingly added that there had been “over 100 days of violence and destruction in our cities,” referring to the anti-racism uprisings of this past summer.
Amy Coney Barrett acquitted herself very well at her confirmation hearings, which means, quite often, she refused to answer questions.
Interestingly, while restaurants and airlines continue to be clobbered by the coronavirus, recreational vehicle sales and rentals are taking off. People have switched their travel preferences to minimize their Covid-19 exposure.
Originalism, the judicial philosophy of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, is once again the subject of intense interest and public debate.
The New Yorker magazine asked a typical New Yorker magazine question: “Should progressives trust” The Lincoln Project?
The “bombshell” New York Post cover story this week on Joe Biden and alleged secret emails to Ukraine – a tale that has Trumpworld in a tizzy – reads as if it came straight from Russian propaganda playbook 101.
If this is the most important election of our lifetimes, is it too much to ask that the president of the United States act like it?
“I didn’t know.”
When I finally got my mail-in ballot this week, I found myself grasping it tightly, like a precious object someone might steal.
“If you want to make God laugh,” Woody Allen once famously said, paraphrasing a Yiddish proverb, “tell him about your plans.”
Asked about race at Tuesday night’s presidential debate, one candidate gave a very disappointing answer.
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