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The Field: In Wisconsin, America’s Divisions Laid Bare

This episode contains strong language. At the heart of one race for the Wisconsin State Assembly are some of the...

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A Viewer’s Guide to Election Night

There are many permutations of the U.S. presidential election — some messier than others. Joe Biden’s...

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The Sunday Read: ‘Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me’

At 16, Reginald Dwayne Betts was sent to prison for nine years after pleading guilty to a carjacking and attempted...

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The Field: The Shy Biden Voters Among Florida’s Seniors

Florida’s seniors played an important role in President Trump’s victory there in 2016. Older voters, who...

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The Field: The Specter of Political Violence

This episode contains strong language. With an election in which uncertainty may abound, concerns are swirling...

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A Partisan Future for Local News?

Local news in America has long been widely trusted, and widely seen as objective. But as traditional local papers...

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The Shadow of the 2000 Election

What does the specter of the 2000 election mean for the upcoming election? The race between George W. Bush and Al...

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The Field: Why Suburban Women Changed Their Minds

In America’s increasingly divided political landscape, it can be hard to imagine almost any voter switching...

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The Sunday Read: 'My Mustache, My Self'

During months of pandemic isolation, Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times, decided to grow a...

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Sudden Civility: The Final Presidential Debate

At the start of Thursday night’s debate its moderator, Kristen Welker of NBC News, delivered a polite but firm...

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A Peculiar Way to Pick a President

The winner-take-all system used by the Electoral College in the United States appears nowhere in the Constitution. It...

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Social Media and the Hunter Biden Report

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have invested a significant amount of time and money trying to avoid the mistakes made...

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A Pivotal Senate Race in North Carolina

In the struggle to control the U.S. Senate, one race in North Carolina — where the Republican incumbent, Thom...

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The Field: Energizing the Latino Vote

This episode contains strong language.  In the last decade, elections have tightened in Arizona, a...

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The Sunday Read: 'Jim Dwyer, About New York'

Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times, died earlier this month. He was 63....

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The Candidates: Joe Biden’s Plans

In the second of a two-part examination of the presidential candidates’ policies, we turn to Joseph R. Biden...

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The Candidates: Donald Trump’s Promises

In a two-part examination of the policies of the president and of the man seeking to replace him, Joe Biden, we first...

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The Confirmation Hearing of Amy Coney Barrett

It was a 12-hour session. Twenty-two senators took turns questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett on her record and...

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The Politics of Pandemic Relief

In March, Congress pushed through a relief package that preserved the U.S. economy during the pandemic. It felt like...

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Why the Left Is Losing on Abortion

Most Americans say that abortion should be legal with some restrictions, but President Trump’s nominee for the...

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