american-presidency

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While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’ | John L. Micek

BY: - April 8, 2021

New polling shows voters support Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, Republicans wage pointless culture wars and focus on voter suppression.

In Pgh return, Biden to unveil $2T plan to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, move to clean energy

BY: - March 31, 2021

Biden will make the announcement in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon, where he launched his 2020 presidential campaign.

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Learning to love one-party rule: A Beginner’s Guide | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 24, 2021

In a hyper-partisan time like ours, one-party rule means that things can get done. It also fosters competition between the parties.

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Biden as the Anti-Obama: I didn’t see that one coming | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - March 19, 2021

One of the major goals of the Trump presidency, if not the number one aim, was erasure of the legacy of President Barack Obama. Whether the topic was the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Affordable Care Act, civil rights for LGBTQ citizens, or immigration reform, the standing policy rule in the Trump […]

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Biden is the best man for this pivotal moment | Dick Polman

BY: - March 15, 2021

Ask yourself whether we’d be mass vaccinating – and on track to normalcy by the fourth of July – if we were still stuck with The Former Guy.

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We’re functionally illiterate about our own democracy | Dick Polman

BY: - March 8, 2021

Trump was able to gin them up because they were so dumbed down. They had no idea they were doing anything wrong.

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Normalizing our relations in the Middle East is reflective of broader geopolitical and geo-economic concerns | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2021

Biden’s decision to re-enter nuclear talks with Iran will drive Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab states toward one another as the U.S. pursues diplomatic relations with all major players in the region.

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And *now* Republicans are worried about mean Tweets? | Dick Polman

BY: - February 27, 2021

John Cornyn, speaking for virtually all Senate Republicans, says Neera Tanden shouldn’t be confirmed because she has frequently tweeted harsh criticism of GOP bigwigs.

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We have to defeat the myth of the stolen election. We risk destroying our democracy if we don’t | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 24, 2021

The Nazis used the myth that the Germany had been 'stabbed in the back' during World War I to destroy the Weimar Republic. We risk a similar fate if we don't act now.

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Imagine some other president had ignored Congress’ plea for help. There would have been an instant conviction | John A. Tures

BY: - February 17, 2021

If Donald Trump had never run for president, and focused on his reality show, you would never ever say that future president should get off scot free.

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Teaching civics isn’t enough. We need to teach information literacy. The Capitol riot proved it | Opinion

BY: - February 15, 2021

It was not a lack of civics education that fueled the insurrection; it was a lack of the ability to discern fact from fiction, fact-based opinions from opinions based on deliberate disinformation.

Trump voters split from the GOP to launch wannabe ‘Patriot Parties’

BY: - February 12, 2021

By Daniel Newhauser WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump may have stepped back for now from the idea of creating a new political party, but that hasn’t stopped diehard Trump fans disillusioned with the Republican Party from creating Patriot Parties of their own all across the country. Onetime Trump voters in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, North […]