Rose-Malliotakis House Fight Poised to Rage Well Past Election Day

Rep. Max Rose and Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis both concede one thing: Their bitter, nationally watched — and financed — race for Staten Island’s House seat appears destined to stretch past Election Day. With tens of thousands of absentee ballots requested by voters in New York’s 11th Congressional District, the result of the contest –– which […]

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The Black Church has been getting ‘souls to the polls’ for more than 60 years

At Black churches up and down the U.S., religious slogans have been supplanted with another message in the run up to Nov. 3: Vote! The landscape of the 2020 general election has been dotted with efforts by the Black Church – churches that have traditionally had predominantly African American congregation – to encourage voter registration, […]

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Analysis: A Texas election with a decade of politics at stake

“Analysis: A Texas election with a decade of politics at stake” 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. Editor’s note: If you’d like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click […]

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100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same

Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election. When the man responsible, Frank Conrad, flipped the switch for the first time, he couldn’t have envisioned […]

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Students can learn a lot from presidential debates. Not this year.

Watching the candidates square off seemed like meaningful homework. I realize now that young people have more pressing assignments. Your assignment: Watch the three presidential debates. Identify the key issues. Trace the candidates’ arguments. Note also their rhetorical styles and strategies. Ultimately, who would you deem the winner, and why?  Dear Student, For homework, I […]

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Election Beat 2020: How news outlets become misinformation superspreaders

Russia is again peddling misinformation in an attempt to upend our election. It’s an important news story, but there’s a larger threat that’s getting less coverage. In a New York University Stern School study, Paul Barrett shows that Russia’s contribution to our misinformation problem is nearly a distraction compared with what Americans themselves are providing. […]

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