Why Polling on The 2020 Presidential Election Missed the Mark

As politics becomes a high-stakes spectator sport, pollsters are reviewing their latest failures. But is part of the problem the public’s overly high expectations of precision?

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Biden Invokes F.D.R. to Reach Across Partisan Divide in Georgia

In the rural hills of Georgia, a state he is seeking to win, Joseph R. Biden Jr. called for “healing” and “restoration,” and a commitment to a common purpose to meet the challenges of the coronavirus.

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America Has No Reason to Be So Powerful

Eighty years ago, the United States made a tragic decision to pursue global supremacy. The project has outlived its purpose.

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Biden’s Covid Response Plan Draws From F.D.R.’s New Deal

Mr. Biden has staked his campaign on a more muscular federal role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. But some of his big government proposals may be difficult to put into effect.

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Book Review: ‘Eleanor,’ by David Michaelis

David Michaelis’s “Eleanor” describes an unstoppable force who had a profound effect on American politics.

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Managing the Bedbugs, Bathroom Shortages and Big Egos at Yalta

“The Daughters of Yalta,” by Catherine Grace Katz, recounts the events of the 1945 conference from the perspective of three daughters of Allied leaders who proved themselves indispensable.

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Down With Judicial Supremacy!

The Supreme Court was never meant to be the only arbiter of the meaning of the Constitution.

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The Secret History of America’s Only WWII Refugee Camp

At the height of the war, 982 refugees fleeing the Nazis were invited by President Roosevelt to a converted military base in upstate New York.

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Britain and the U.S.: A Forced and Unequal Marriage

“The Churchill Complex,” by Ian Buruma, examines the invented kinship of Anglo-American relations since World War II.

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How the U.S. Won the War Against Japan

Ian W. Toll’s “Twilight of the Gods,” the third volume of a trilogy, details the American triumph in the Pacific War.

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More Than Just a Tweet: Trump’s Campaign to Undercut Democracy

Floating the idea of delaying the election was the latest step in the president’s running effort to discredit the election, risking long-term damage to public trust in the system.

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The Future of American Liberalism

What Biden can learn from F.D.R.

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Mexico’s President Is All In for Trump

Mexican democrats will not forget Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s reverence to the man who has maligned us.

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It’s My 100th Birthday. It’s Been Quite a Century.

I grew up in the Great Depression and served in World War II. Trust me when I say America will survive this crisis, too.

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The Pandemic Has Created a Youth Unemployment Crisis. We Can Fix It.

The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps helped build America at a time of national crisis.

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Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.

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How to Run for President in the Middle of a Pandemic

Turns out that 19th-century political campaigns offer some tantalizing clues.

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The Virus Won’t Revive F.D.R.’s Arts Jobs Program. Here’s Why.

The Federal Art Project, part of Roosevelt’s sweeping employment plan, gave work to thousands of artists, but politics and society were different then.

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