Georgia’s recent election of three Democrats for national office – one Jewish, one Black and one Catholic – upended over a century of politics openly hostile to minorities.
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Georgia once had 'the South's most racist governor,' a man endorsed by the KKK. Now its senators are a Black pastor and a Jewish son of immigrants. A scholar of minority voters explains what happened.
Then and now: how the outside world has watched American politics over the past four years.
President Biden call say it all he likes, but it's going to take more than upbeat messages to heal the deep divides in American society.
Joe Biden has cast his campaign to “restore the soul of America” as an antidote to the turmoil of the Trump presidency.
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Joe Biden has said he wants to create a cabinet that "looks like America." But getting racialized people into powerful positions should be a means to tackle structural inequalities, not a goal in and of itself.
Strange days: there are likely to be more police and military around the inauguration than spectators.
New data shows how unhappy and polarised America has become – due largely to COVID-19.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, shown during her weekly press conference Jan. 7, was a particular target of some of the Capitol insurrectionists.
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With obscenities and violence, rioters at the Capitol left an obvious message: angry contempt for women.
A video screen displays Donald Trump’s face as he prepares to address a crowd of his supporters.
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Words have consequences. And decades of research supports the contention that Donald Trump's words could in fact incite people to mount an insurrection at the US Capitol.
Arrested: the far-right ‘Nordic Shaman’ has been identified as QAnon follower Jake Angeli.
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What did all those weird tattoos mean?
Removing Trump from office in nine days is virtually impossible. Congress can impeach now and try him later, but this could distract from President-elect Joe Biden's all-important first 100 days.
Being counted – secular voters are a growing force.
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Nonreligious voters overwhelmingly backed Biden in the November presidential race. They also may have been key in several down-ballot state measures, says a scholar of US secularism.
Biden’s is entrusting Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken to set U.S. foreign policy on a different course.
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Four years of 'America First' has seen the US retreat from the world. But as a scholar of international relations explains, Biden could return Washington to the role of a more moral global leader.
Tragedy: Students from Columbine High School mourn a friend who was one of 12 killed in the 1999 mass shooting.
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Lockdown conditions prompted by the COVID pandemic are among the likely reasons for a spike in domestic murder-suicides in 2020.
What has happened to political TV satire? It used to be sharp but this election it missed it mark.
After four years of obstruction from Trump, European leaders have a long wish list and are impatient to get to work with Joe Biden.
Deliberately weaponising ambiguity to foster distrust in civic institutions is a dangerous game that can backfire.
Joe Biden: inching closer to the White House.
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The US election has come down to the wire in key battleground states. The tightness of the race could have long-term consequences for both parties.
Democrats needed to net three seats to win control of the Senate.
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Were GOP incumbents able to rely on their rural supporters to fend off Democrats' growing strength in the suburbs?
Feelings of grief – and depression – are common post-election emotional responses.
Every election triggers distress for some people. Here are some ways to possibly cope.
The US is facing a crisis of democratic legitimacy.
The political and social crisis in the US has its roots in twin challenges.
Watching the election results in Times Square.
The result of the 2020 US election remained unclear.
When Frank Conrad broadcast the results of the 1920 presidential election, he had no idea that politics would be forever transformed.
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For centuries, people largely read politicians' words. But with the advent of radio, the ability of politicians to engage and entertain became crucial components of their candidacies.