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Category: Election 2020

Military Veterans

Military Veterans, the Republican Party, and January 6—a New Chapter in the Story

by George Black | Jun 21, 2021 | Election 2020, Politics

In an April 27 article for The Washington Spectator, “All Enemies Foreign and Domestic,” I set out to trace the enduring influence of conspiracy theories that took root among military officers on the far right after the disaster in Vietnam, then morphed into present-day extremist and paramilitary movements, and inspired many of those who led […]

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Donald Trump

Democracy on the Brink: A Rogue President Exploits Racial Divisions and Redefines Executive Power

by Hamilton Fish | Oct 25, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

People on both sides of this deeply divided country view this election as a fight for the soul of the nation, but any similarity between the opposing camps ends there. President Trump has openly adopted the trappings and the reality of the authoritarian leaders whose respect he covets. He has embraced white supremacists and sided […]

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Donald Trump in Ohio

Once Solid Trump Country, Ohio Now Exhibiting Buyer’s Remorse

by Dudley Althaus | Sep 18, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

Until recently deemed irrevocably in Donald Trump’s column, Ohio has been thrown into play as November’s election hurtles near. A series of opinion polls since the spring have put Trump neck and neck with Joe Biden. Analysts say that makes Ohio a mineshaft canary for the president’s reelection, regardless of whether he ultimately carries the […]

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Bill Moyers

Moyers and Daley on the Republican Attack on Voting and the Threat to the Constitution

by Bill Moyers and David Daley | Apr 29, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has expressed concern that Donald Trump would try to delay the 2020 election. The conservative majority in the Supreme Court recently refused to extend the deadline for absentee ballots in the Wisconsin primary, forcing those wishing to vote to risk their lives in the middle of the pandemic. The battle […]

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Changes in the Electorate Signal Close Florida Race

by Karen Houppert | Mar 26, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

At a Three Kings Day Festival on January 5, in Kissimmee, Florida, the line for free toys snakes around the edge of a dais, along a pond, and down to the road, as some 100 families in the queue zigzag around mud patches and swampy soil. A local Spanish-language radio host entertains over a microphone, […]

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