U.S. Rep. Kay Granger says it’s time for Donald Trump to “move on” as most Texas Republicans remain silent

“U.S. Rep. Kay Granger says it’s time for Donald Trump to “move on” as most Texas Republicans remain silent” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, a high-ranking member […]

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Five reasons Trump’s challenge of the 2020 election will not lead to civil war

Some Americans fear that the deep political divisions in the country and President Donald Trump’s determination to challenge the results of the election will cause civil war. Those who object to Trump’s tactics argue that he behaves like an autocrat. Delegitimizing sources of information that resist his narrative, demonizing political opponents, supporting political violence and […]

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With a fresh six-year Senate term ahead of him, John Cornyn gently pushes back on Donald Trump

“With a fresh six-year Senate term ahead of him, John Cornyn gently pushes back on Donald Trump” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that […]

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As Trump campaign challenges election results, El Paso has a different question: Where is our money?

“As Trump campaign challenges election results, El Paso has a different question: Where is our money?” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps […]

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A brief history of presidents snubbing their successors – and why the founders favored civility instead

It’s beyond dispute: Donald Trump won’t go down in history as a model of civility. Examples of his bad manners abound. When he gave his first inaugural speech, the president craftily avoided any nod to his defeated opponent, Hillary Clinton, or to the other half of the electorate. Then he started embarrassing foreign leaders during […]

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Progressive prosecutors scored big wins in 2020 elections, boosting a nationwide trend

Despite the broad political polarization in the United States, the 2020 election confirmed a clear movement across both red and blue America: the gains made by reform-minded prosecutors. Running on progressive platforms that include ending mass incarceration and addressing police misconduct, candidates defeated traditional “law-and-order” prosecutors across the country. Elected prosecutors – often called state’s […]

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Election polls are more accurate if they ask participants how others will vote

Most public opinion polls correctly predicted the winning candidate in the 2020 U.S. presidential election – but on average, they overestimated the margin by which Democrat Joe Biden would beat Republican incumbent Donald Trump. Our research into polling methods has found that pollsters’ predictions can be more accurate if they look beyond traditional questions. Traditional […]

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