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The Trump campaign is planning for no-holds-barred voter intimidation

Is it really so hard? Voting, I mean -- smooth democratic elections with all citizens able to easily cast their ballots and with every ballot fairly counted. Is that too much for people to ask?

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The embarrassing disaster of the Republican Party in 2020

Wow, what a surprise! Have you seen the Republican Party's official platform?

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How the Trump and his allies try to distract from his sordid ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Only hours before Bill Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention on Aug. 18, a strange thing happened. The tabloids published newly discovered photos of the former president receiving a neck massage from a young woman. The pictures were allegedly taken in 2002 during a Clinton Foundation trip to Africa on the jet owned by Jeffrey Epstein, who was revealed years later to be a rapist, thug and serial exploiter of young women. The woman in those photos is Chauntae Davies, then 22 years old and a massage therapist employed by Epstein. She accused him many years later of having raped and mistreated her.

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Trump has turned the purpose of government on its head

Gosh, President Donald Trump has really been busy lately: busy assailing Sen. Kamala Harris as "nasty;" busy choosing a new pandemic adviser, whose only qualification is that he praises Trump on Fox News; and busy dissing and dismantling our post offices.

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Kamala Harris is exposing the right wing's dark pathologies

What was for most Americans a moment of inspiration -- the ascent of Sen. Kamala Harris, a woman of African and Indian descent, to a national party ticket -- has instead provoked paranoia and rage on the Republican right. Along with the usual petty insults spat by President Donald Trump, his minions in the media are returning to their habitual obsessions of nativism, racism and misogyny.

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Trump is willing to destroy a prized national asset to cling to power

Every now and then, an enormously beneficial soul comes along -- someone whose work is so productive, honest and inspirational that he or she ought not be allowed to die. That's how I felt last month when I heard that John Lewis had slipped away from us.

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This is the most important election in human history — and Joe Biden finally gets why

One of the worst failings of political journalism in our time was just illustrated again. When Joe Biden delivered a path-breaking address on climate change, he drew less media coverage than a rumored shakeup in the Trump campaign. Do you care more about the fate of Republican grifters -- or the fate of the Earth?

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Meet the true Trump loyalists: Influence peddlers practicing the dark art of bending government power

The Donald is in a funk. He's been outsmarted by an inert virus. His poll numbers are tanking, and even his demagogic pep rallies are falling flat.

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