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Campaign Chronicles

Will Trump’s “Law and Order” Message Work in Wisconsin?

The suburban counties outside of Milwaukee have been reliable Republican strongholds, but the region’s politics have become more complicated, and less predictable, under Trump.

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Is Sworn In Under Darkness at the White House

Donald Trump watches as Clarence Thomas swears Amy Coney Barrett in.

Republican senators, led by Mitch McConnell, treated the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the starting bell in a bitterly exuberant race—which ended with Barrett on the Court.

October 27, 2020

The “Borat” Sequel Is a Parable of Russian Interference in American Politics

Borat holds his daughter back as she leans out of the car window.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s creation is the perfect totalitarian subject: ever ready to believe anything and nothing.

October 27, 2020

Waiting for the Help That Was Promised in Eastern Kentucky

Portrait of Robin and Tim outside their residence.

The stimulus checks are gone, and unemployment claims remain unprocessed. The Jaynes family is holding on to half a tank of gas and a dollar-fifty in change.

October 27, 2020

We May Need the Twenty-fifth Amendment if Trump Loses

A plexiglass reflection of Donald Trump and Joe Biden at the final presidential debate.

The questioning of the President’s mental fitness has persisted throughout his Presidency. He has flipped the conversation onto his opponent.

October 26, 2020

How Pro-Trump Disinformation Is Swaying a New Generation of Cuban-American Voters

A minivan with a Trump flag, a Thin Blue Line flag, and the words "No Communism" painted on the rear window driving in Miami

A group that Democrats once thought might help Joe Biden win Florida has shifted dramatically toward the President.

October 26, 2020
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A President Looks Back on His Toughest Fight

President Barack Obama standing behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office while speaking on a corded telephone. He has his hand held up to his face while he leans on the back of a desk chair.

The story behind the Obama Administration’s most enduring—and most contested—legacy: reforming American health care.

In the Streets with Antifa

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Trump is vowing to designate?the movement?as a terrorist organization. But?its?supporters believe?that?they are protecting their communities—and that confronting fascists with violence can be justified.

The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump

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This Presidency poses stark questions about the ideological future of both parties.

Are Asian Americans the Last Undecided Voters?

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The political interests of such a diverse population can be hard to target, but several groups think they’ve found a way.

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What Do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.?

Journalists from around the world are reporting on the 2020 Presidential race—and offering perspectives not found in American media coverage.

Podcasts

Driving Through the Pandemic, and the Future of Trumpism

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A New York bus operator on working under the threat of the virus, and Nicholas Lemann on the Republican Party after Trump.

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