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Doyle McManus
November 17
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to reporters before boarding his plane in New Castle, Del., Oct. 22. President Donald Trump t

Biden's foreign policy won't be Obama 2.0

That might be a good thing.
Cass R. Sunstein
November 17
President Donald Trump signs an executive order related to coronavirus pandemic relief during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club in Bedmins

There's nothing nefarious about executive orders

They usually call for action that Congress has already authorized.
Opinion Exchange
November 16

Worst voting fears weren't realized, but system needs fixes

Some states took too long to count ballots, needlessly inflaming passions.
D.J. Tice
November 16
The total spent on 2020’s election will reach around $14 billion, up from around $6.5 billion in 2016. Yes, Joe Biden won, but in most cases money�

Political cash plentiful, not all-powerful

Record-smashing dollars flowed into this year's election, but it seems that it does less than expected to sway the minds of voters.
Tyler Cowen
November 16
A notice about face mask and social distancing requirements was posted at Independence Park in Newark, N.J., in October.

Vaccines may have social side effects

America will likely split into rational and irrational responders.
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean
November 16
Demonstrators in support of President Donald Trump march by someone holding a Black Lives Matter sign during a Don’t Steal the Vote rally in downtow

Identity politics is dynamic, contextual — and in 2020, it was reborn

We're going to see what that means across all levels of government.
David Brooks
November 16
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at the Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. on Nov. 9. Biden says he wants to “restore the soul of America.” But fir

How Biden could steer a divided government

Big policy changes by diktat could knock the legs out from his presidency. Better to start with policy measures that can win 60 Senate votes.
David Brooks
November 16

How Biden could steer a divided government

Big policy changes by diktat could knock the legs out from his presidency. Better to start with policy measures that can win 60 Senate votes.
David Brooks
November 16

How Biden could steer a divided government

Big policy changes by diktat could knock the legs out from his presidency. Better to start with policy measures that can win 60 Senate votes.
David Brooks
November 16

How Biden could steer a divided government

Big policy changes by diktat could knock the legs out from his presidency. Better to start with policy measures that can win 60 Senate votes.
David Brooks
November 16

How Biden could steer a divided government

Big policy changes by diktat could knock the legs out from his presidency. Better to start with policy measures that can win 60 Senate votes.
Kalman R. Hettleman
November 16
A supporter of President-elect Joe Biden holds a sign referring to President Donald Trump outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, on Nov. 7, in Harris

The problem with the Democrats' messaging

The party's emphasis on identity politics and elite culturalism overshadows proposals to combat economic inequality and gives Trumpism growing support.
David Brooks
November 16

How Biden could steer a divided government

Big policy changes by diktat could knock the legs out from his presidency. Better to start with policy measures that can win 60 Senate votes.
John Kass
November 15
Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Nov. 7.

Elites to Trump's base: Heal, already

Or is that heel?
Jennifer Senior
November 13
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at the Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 9.

Let's celebrate the victory of wisdom, experience

Voters chose a lifelong public servant over a chaos-sowing novice.
JOHN RASH
November 13
President-elect Joe Biden speaks on Nov. 7, in Wilmington, Del.

Biden White House will face black swans

The post-vote turmoil is itself an example of a geopolitically risky event that may test his foreign-policy and national-security teams.
Opinion Exchange
November 13

How to heal U.S.: Some suggestions for President-elect Biden

He could start by turning down the temperature in the culture war.
Brianna McGinty
November 13
A lone Minneapolis Police officer walked to City Hall with a bag of riot gear on Nov. 6.

After Minneapolis police cuts, who will be left to protect the city?

Good cops far outnumber the bad, but the "defund" debate is driving them away.
LORI STURDEVANT
November 13
A line of voters stood outside of First United Methodist Church as the sun rose in Duluth, Minn., on Nov. 3.

Minnesota voters still cross party lines

Recent trends toward partisan allegiance work against good government. Thankfully, some ticket-splitters remain with us.
Opinion Exchange
November 13

New tariffs could change the game in U.S.-European trade dispute

Both sides now should be motivated to reach a permanent settlement.
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