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Vision 2020

  1. vision 2020
    Trump Declares Victory Over Everything After Jobs ReportA surprisingly good jobs report leads Trump to suggest that even George Floyd is posthumously enjoying his self-congratulations.
  2. george floyd protests
    With Murkowski ‘Struggling’ Over Trump Vote, He Says He’ll Back Her OpponentShe could be a prospect for a party-switch after November, particularly now that Trump is vowing to oppose her reelection.
  3. the national circus
    Frank Rich: America’s Eternal Battle With ItselfThe country’s latest existential struggle over race brings to mind 1968 — and 1868.
  4. george floyd
    ‘This Is a Moment of Profound Possibility’: A Conversation With Cory BookerThe senator and former 2020 presidential candidate talks about the protests, the prospect of police reform, and Donald Trump.
  5. vision 2020
    Biden’s Polling Lead Over Trump Is Getting Seriously LargeWith five months to go, Biden’s leading nationally by a comfortable margin and also in six battleground states Trump won in 2016.
  6. what's past is prologue
    Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ PoliticsTrump’s rhetoric echos Nixon and Reagan — but unlike his predecessors, he’s incapable of posing as a force for unity as well as repression.
  7. george floyd protests
    Defense Secretary: Trump Shouldn’t Invoke Insurrection Act to Quell ProtestsMark Esper may be reflecting military leaders’ reluctance to be politicized by President Trump, who has floated sending military units to cities.
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    Christian Right Leaders Loved Trump’s Bible Photo OpTrump showed he’s willing to impose godly order on his — and white conservative Evangelicals’ — cultural enemies.
  9. george floyd protests
    Peaceful Protesters Gassed So Trump Can Do a Sacrilegious Bible Photo OpThe president’s empty political and religious posturing reaches a new low.
  10. vision 2020
    Thanks to Trump, Republicans May Skip Voting by MailSome Trump supporters in the swing state of Pennsylvania think voting by mail is bad — and they are handing Democrats an advantage.
  11. protests
    Don’t Expect Any Big, Unifying Speech From Trump. That’s Not Who He Is.Our president is a divider, not a uniter
  12. vision 2020
    Texas Democrats Hold Wave-of-the-Future Virtual ConventionAs the national parties rethink convention plans due to COVID, Texas Democrats aim to show a virtual event can be not only safer but more effective.
  13. george floyd
    Will Today’s Riots Spur Electoral Backlash Like 1967’s?The nationwide scope of disturbances is reminiscent of those that fed the backlash politics of Nixon, Wallace, and Reagan.
  14. vision 2020
    Let’s Nationalize the Way We Run ElectionsWith guerrilla warfare over voting procedures threatening public confidence in election results, it’s time for some clear and uniform procedures.
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    Biden’s Vice-President Shortlist Is Shrinking Before Our EyesThis week, several of Biden’s more prominent prospects withdrew or saw their stock value drop due to national crises.
  16. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  17. vision 2020
    No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class HeroSalena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree.
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    Trump’s Ego Makes Him Willing to Run the Risk of an In-Person GOP ConventionUnless he’s lucky with coronavirus trends, the traditional in-person convention he clearly craves could create real problems.
  19. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?If Biden wins the presidential race, a trifecta is entirely possible for Democrats.
  20. vision 2020
    Libertarians Decide to Become a Joke in 2020With a ticket composed of an obscure party stalwart and a performance artist, they probably won’t draw many votes from major parties in November.
  21. vision 2020
    Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Contest Any Election LossBy deeming voting-by-mail systems a way a majority of states use to rig elections, POTUS has laid a foundation to declare a close election fraudulent.
  22. vision 2020
    Trump Likely Bluffing in Threat to Move GOP Convention From North CarolinaTrump claims Roy Cooper is dragging his heels over reopening. But nobody can promise him the kind of old-school convention he is demanding.
  23. vision 2020
    Could an Economic Rebound Sweep Trump to Victory?A “V-shaped recession” with a sharp recovery might place voters in a good mood in November. But perceptions of Trump may be unshakable.
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    Trump’s Coronavirus Antics Are Alienating Educated VotersMost people react to Trump during the pandemic much as before. But many college-educated voters aren’t digging his act.
  25. vision 2020
    Why Do Democrats Keep Embarrassing Themselves on ‘The Breakfast Club’?“If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Joe Biden said on the hip-hop morning show.
  26. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s New Tax Pledge Is IndefensibleBy promising not to raise taxes on Americans who earn under $400,000, Biden is constraining his governing agenda for no good reason.
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    45 States Already Allow the Kind of Voting by Mail Trump Considers FraudulentTrump is fighting a rearguard action against a common form of voting at the worst possible time.
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    Trump May Use Coronavirus to Beg for a Second Term to Finish the JobOne way to avoid a referendum election during hard times is to only own the record you had before disaster struck.
  29. vision 2020
    Coronavirus May Derail the Republican Convention After AllThough Trump misses big rallies and has mocked Democrats’ plans for a virtual convention, it seems the GOP convention may be modified as well.
  30. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s VP Search Is Turning Into an Open AuditionAnd almost everyone he knows wants to weigh in.
  31. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  32. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  33. vision 2020
    Texas Judge Orders Universal Access to Voting by MailTwo legal challenges to Texas’s restrictions on voting by mail are now in the federal and state judicial systems.
  34. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Wants to Lower Unemployment Benefits Amid Record UnemploymentThe president has now joined fellow Republicans who want to lower unemployment insurance mid-pandemic and make lower wages acceptable.
  35. 2020 elections
    Jon Ossoff’s Back, and Other News From Battleground GeorgiaThe fundraising champ of 2017 is back for a Senate run in a state with more competitive contests than you can count.
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    2020 Election Polls Look Solid, But Not PerfectPrimary polls were about as accurate as in 2016, though they failed to anticipate the Biden surge. November will be a bigger test for pollsters.
  37. vision 2020
    The New York Presidential Primary Is Definitely HappeningAn appeals court affirmed a judge’s ruling that the contest, which the state had attempted to cancel, will go forward after all.
  38. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  39. voting rights
    Wisconsin Showed How Voter Suppression Efforts Can BackfireVote suppression efforts can be turned on the perpetrators if they are exposed to sunlight.
  40. 2020 elections
    How Did Republicans Win a Special Congressional Election in California?Mike Garcia was a good candidate in a special situation, but neither party should expect an automatic wave in November.
  41. vision 2020
    Amash Reverses Course and Folds Presidential CandidacyThe would-be spoiler decided it was not a good year for Libertarians, who will now nominate a serious and less viable party activist.
  42. politics
    Don Jr. and Eric Preview Trump Camp’s Ugly Biden AttacksThe president’s sons lobbed unsubstantiated allegations at Biden and claimed the coronavirus is a “hoax” meant to derail Trump’s reelection.
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    Biden Needs Latinos for Any Raid on Sun Belt Red StatesThis is one minority group with which Joe Biden’s name is not golden.
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    The Last of the Never Trump Republicans to Hold a Splinter ConventionWhile many, perhaps most, of their peers have moved over into the Democratic Party, Evan McMullin leads a rump group that still pines for the GOP.
  45. tara reade
    PBS Asked Former Biden Staffers About Tara Reade. Here’s What We Learned.Some former staffers contradicted Reade’s account of her time in Biden’s office, but they also acknowledged this does not invalidate her claim.
  46. politics
    Biden Promises: No Pardon for TrumpSure, Biden wants to promote bipartisanship as president, but there would be rioting in the streets were he to pardon Trump.
  47. vision 2020
    If He Wants to Save the Country, Biden Needs to Understand Obama’s FailuresIf he wins, Biden will face challenges more daunting than those Obama faced, and failed to vanquish, in 2009. He’ll need to aim higher.
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    Third Parties Unlikely to Wreak Havoc in 2020 ElectionMajor parties are more united than they were in 2016, and Americans are more wary of wasting votes — which is bad news for Greens and Libertarians.
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    The Coronavirus May Be Turning Generational Voting Patterns Upside DownBiden’s looking good with his fellow seniors, but Trump’s doing better than expected with younger voters, and the pandemic may help explain it.
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    In Preview of November, Trump Jumps the Gun on California Election ResultsIt’s a bad omen for November if Trump and the GOP claim victory based on early returns at a time when voting by mail is certain to delay the count.
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