Although John McCain passed away in 2018, his influence has extended far beyond that into 2020 and the election itself, in ways few people have fully considered.
Category: Election Aftermath
Our political bubbles prime us to see the other side as hypocrites. That doesn’t make it true.
The inauguration of our new president is almost a week old. There’s one especially striking moment from his speech that can’t and shouldn’t yet slip from our memories.
The basic bargain of democracy is that citizens mutually forswear political violence.
In our heightened political times, it is crucial to have the skills to heal the wounds of conflict. Here’s how.
In response to a critique, we are seeing a tendency across the political spectrum to answer with insistence on the greater immorality of those raising the concern – “WHAT ABOUT that [awful thing]”? Here’s why that’s so destructive.
The forces of contention may have just escalated to a new and even more feverish pitch as a result of the election disputes and the breach of the Capitol building in Washington.
If it’s true yesterday “did not reflect the core of who we are as Americans,” the siege of our nation’s capital does say something about who many of us are becoming. Is this just another step on a downward spiral, or could it become a legitimate turning point for our nation’s trajectory?
Disagreements over the integrity of our recent presidential election don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. In such a heated atmosphere, there is remarkably little comprehension (on either side) as to the nuances of their opponents’ actual beliefs. That’s where a map like this might just come in handy.
Partisans on both sides were seized upon by the urgency of picking their candidate for President—with everyone else encouraged to join the fray. Is that really the most important choice we just faced?
If we want to cultivate public confidence in the election, condemning or dismissing entirely those with concerns about the vote won’t help us get there. And making space for a little suspicion and caution shouldn’t hurt either.
America has increasingly felt ripped apart at the seams. For the many who have felt this way, Joe Biden’s words this weekend felt reassuring and timely.