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2020 Election



  • Why do we keep talking about Joe Biden's age?

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Age is seen as a weakness that we unfairly ascribe to millions of people. And that prejudice enfeebles all of us, no matter how old we are.


  • The American Left Needs a Contemporary Thad Stevens

    by Van Gosse

    Protest, “resistance,” and speaking truth to power are no longer enough. Leftists need to think about how to wield power in our complex political system and Thad Stevens offers a valuable blueprint. 


  • We Need a Unifier in 2020

    by Walter G. Moss

    Many of America's enlightened leaders have advised against divisive politics. In 2020, we would do well to remember that.


  • Billionaires and American Politics

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Big money politics in America has always existed, but the influence of billionaires has become increasingly influential in recent years.



  • On Busing, Joe Biden, and the 'Pervasiveness of White Backlash to School Desegregation'

    Jezebel spoke with Brett Gadsden, a history professor at Northwestern University and the author of Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism about how to understand Biden’s position as part of white backlash to desegregation efforts, the ongoing resegregation of American life, and the reality that, as he put it, “racial segregation is the norm, not the exception.”


  • The 2020 Election and Presidential Age

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    We could have the oldest President in American history at inauguration with Sanders, Biden or Warren, or the youngest President in American history with Buttigieg, Gabbard, Swalwell or Moulton.