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Presidential transitions signify a new direction in American policy. Considering the contrast between incoming and outgoing administrations, philosophical changes are bound to occur. And now that the 2020 general election has come to an end, anticipation surrounds the forthcoming agenda.
As the 2020 presidential race concludes, it marks the 20-year anniversary of the most controversial election in American history — the results of which are relevant today.
Hip hop legend Ice Cube is no stranger to controversy. So when news broke that he was advising the Trump administration on their empowerment plan for African Americans, dissension ensued.
Leading up to last week’s presidential debate, many expected a contentious encounter. What unfolded was a debacle.
Lost in the endless news cycle, a significant story is developing. The territory of Puerto Rico is positioning to become America’s 51st state.
When news broke that Chadwick Boseman passed away from colon cancer, it didn’t seem real. It had to be a hoax. Sadly, it was not.
Without any pomp and circumstance, the Democratic National Convention was virtually broadcast last week to a national audience. Although lacking the grandeur of a traditional assembly, the Democrats produced an innovative and engaging program.
After months of speculation, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.
As COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the United States surpass the 3 million mark, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, evidence shows the health crisis is disproportionately impacting minorities. In particular, Latino Americans are bearing the brunt of the burden.
Citing their skepticism of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, protesters throughout the nation have demanded an end to government-mandated closures. By ignoring social distancing guidelines, their outlook is clear: They do not believe health experts.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to suspend non-life-sustaining business operations has displaced hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents from work.
A recent analysis of social media metrics reveals that Hillary Clinton’s emails were more topical on Super Tuesday than the general election or coronavirus, according to Vox contributor Aaron Rupar.
A radical approach to political forecasting is challenging conventional norms and “flipping giant paradigms of electoral theory upside down.”
Social sorting on the basis of political identity is widening the gap between partisan ideology and deepening our collective divide. And while the pendulum of public opinion always swings from one end of the spectrum to the other, we have never experienced this level of dysfunction before.
In the 1978 film “Superman,” screen legend Marlon Brando warned of an imminent danger. To stress his sincerity, Brando espoused rationality and declared his aversion for hearsay, saying, “My friends, you know me to be neither rash nor impulsive. I’m not given to wild, unsupported statements.”
Another election season in Florida has passed and the outcomes of multiple races hung in the balance for weeks afterward. It’s déjà vu all over again.
Let’s be honest. No one likes to lose. And for those possessing a healthy ego, defeat is an especially unbearable prospect.
During times of crisis, history is replete with individuals who rise above peril and heed higher callings. Their actions are the stuff of legend. When new threats surface, heralds always emerge. But with American revolutionist Paul Revere buried in a Boston grave, President Donald Trump has boldly offered to carry the hero’s mantle. What is his proclamation?
Free speech is a tenet of our national identity.
It is a tough time to be a Democrat. And I do not wish to exasperate the current state of progressive pessimism. But much like Al Gore, I am compelled to share a rather inconvenient truth: President Donald Trump is likely to be reelected in 2020.