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Category: Elections

An Election for the Soul of America

by Andrew Cohen | Nov 5, 2018 | Elections, Politics

The election Tuesday isn’t so much a battle between what America is and what it aspires to be, as it is about what will happen when the two “real” versions of America clash at the ballot box. There is the “real” America that woke up this morning believing the country is about to be invaded […]

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Voting Rights on Life Support in the Age of Trump

by Andrew Cohen | Oct 19, 2018 | Elections, Politics

Two events occurred in 2008 that help explain why we live today in a new age of voter suppression. Everyone talks about the second occurrence, the election of Barack Obama in November and the wave of explicit white racism that followed it, when explaining why so many Republican officials now are so eager deny their […]

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Will Voters in Maryland Elect Ben Jealous Their First Black Governor?

by Karen Houppert | Oct 3, 2018 | Elections, Politics

On a Sunday morning in September, Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is in church—of course. In fact, it is his third Baltimore-area church service that morning, beginning at Woodlawn’s sprawling, suburban Morning Star Baptist at 7 a.m., moving on to the nearby New Psalmist Baptist megachurch with at least a thousand congregants by 9:30 […]

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May Primaries Offer Hope and Challenges for the Democratic Left

by Richard Eskow | Jul 22, 2018 | Elections, Politics

Reporters who cover primaries, especially in off-years like 2018, often find themselves in a quandary. They’re expected to find meaning in each election’s results. But not many people vote in these primaries, and local issues are often more important than national ones. The resulting journalistic pronouncements are often built on sand, vulnerable to being washed […]

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