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Is mail-in voting a good idea?

The post office has stated that in at least 46 states mailed ballots won’t make their counting deadlines. With that, President Trump said he opposes election aid for states and an emergency bailout for the Postal Service because he doesn’t want mail-in voting.

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Is Trumpism working for us?

President Trump’s desire to have a photo op at a DC church led to the forceful clearing of peaceful protesters in an event that has been broadly condemned across party lines.

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The problems and promise of hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine has been promoted by President Trump and Fox News as a therapy for COVID-19. But, for most Americans, the best drug is still hand washing and social distancing.

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Why don’t more Americans vote?

Only about 56% of eligible American voters cast a ballot in the last election (around 27% each for Trump and Clinton). By contrast, in Belgium, 90% of registered voters showed up at the polls for national elections last year. Why are US voters so bad at showing up on election day?

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Impeachment rules: Trump versus Clinton

“What was good enough for President Clinton in an impeachment trial should have been good enough for President Trump,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell as Democrats pushed for a guarantee that new witnesses and documents could be admitted in the Senate trial.

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Is it time to out the whistleblower?

Considering the enormous impact of an impeachment–and the possibility of removing an elected president– do Americans have the right to know who put the process into action? Is it time to give up the whistleblower’s name?

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Trump versus Obama: how each handled a big win against terror

Their announcements differ in what was said, how it was said, when it was said, and more. Is President Trump’s press release more “modern presidential” than Obama’s, and his use of more simple and straightforward rhetoric designed to appeal to his base? Let us know what you think. 

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Enough info to understand two core issues that led to impeachment inquiry

in 2014, Burisma hires Hunter Biden. Burisma said that Hunter Biden would advise on “transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities.” Read: they were trying to remake their bad image, and use the son of an American vice president to help provide protection from investigation.