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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Biden’s Best Choice for Secretary of Education

The president-elect should look to the ranks of community-college leaders for filling this critical Cabinet post. Community colleges occupy a strategic position that gives them a unique perspective on education at all levels.

By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist  |  November 23, 2020
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COVID Can’t Stop a 277-Year-Old Town Hall Tradition

Pelham, Mass., has been making democracy work continuously in the same building for nearly three centuries. On a cool day in October, town citizens were determined not to let the pandemic break that record.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  November 23, 2020
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States Begin to Develop COVID Vaccine Distribution Plans

States are working to create plans for what communities will receive the vaccine first and how it will be distributed. Many are worried vaccine distribution will be backlogged, just as COVID testing has been.

By Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times  |  November 20, 2020
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Needed Now: Federal Help for Students’ Disrupted Lives

School closures are worsening the digital divide and depriving students of mental health services. With state and local resources strained, Washington's financial support can address the widening gaps.

By Bob Taft, Former Governor of Ohio, and Bob Wise, Former Governor of West Virginia  |  November 20, 2020
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With Trump Defeated, Why Are Democrats So Downcast?

The Democratic Party just had its most fervent wish come true but has already started tearing itself apart. Seth Masket, author of “Learning from Loss,” explains why the party is unwilling to celebrate.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 19, 2020
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Most Secure Election Ever: Vote-by-Mail Is Here to Stay

Amber McReynolds and her group, the National Vote at Home Institute, played a major role in the success of the general election. She talks about lessons learned, and the future of vote-by-mail.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 17, 2020
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America’s Ever-Widening Urban-Rural Political Divide

Cities and suburbs moved further to the left in this year's elections, while rural areas swung right. But there were some surprises — and perhaps opportunities for conservatives — in the voting.

By Michael Hendrix, Manhattan Institute  |  November 16, 2020
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Georgia Begins Ballot Recount: What You Need to Know

The state has begun it’s by-hand ballot recounting and workers have until Nov. 20 to recount all five million ballots cast. The current margin between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is just 14,000 votes.

By Florida Times-Union  |  November 13, 2020
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Trump's Not the First Politician Who Refused to Concede

In recent years, multiple candidates for governor and other state offices have declined to admit defeat. This has served to erode public trust and lessened cooperation among elected officials.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 13, 2020
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Pennsylvania Court Rules in Trump Favor, Trashes Some Votes

An appellate court ruled that a small number of voters failed to provide state-required ID by the required deadline, which resulted in their votes being discounted. However, the ruling only applied to a small “batch” of votes.

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer  |  November 12, 2020
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Michigan’s Voting Flaws Were Human Errors and Outliers

Republicans have claimed that Trump’s loss is a direct result of voter fraud and illegal ballots. Antrim County says the flawed results that were eventually corrected resulted from human error.

By Gus Burns, Mlive.com  |  November 11, 2020
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