Dowd: Will the election turn on RBG?

“Mr. Vice President,” she said, “I look out over my Biden sign in my front yard and I see a sea of Trump flags and yard signs. And my question is, what is your plan, to build a bridge, with voters from the opposing party, to lead us forward, toward a common future?”

Kafer: After four years, here’s why this never-Trumper is voting for Trump

The answer, which eluded me at the time, was simple: a majority of Americans preferred Clinton’s persona and policies to that of Dole’s. Also, Clinton was a better campaigner. And later, when Clinton’s relationship with a White House intern came to light, the same people who preferred those policies maintained their support through the scandal […]

‘Is anybody in there?’ Life on the inside as a locked-in patient

Jake’s parents had divorced when he was young. He grew up between their two homes in a couple of small towns just beyond reach of Boston, little more than strip malls, ailing churches and half-empty sports bars. His mother died of breast cancer when he was 19. By then, he had already been selling marijuana […]

Xi Jinping seeks to ‘manage differences’ as he congratulates Joe Biden

China’s President Xi Jinping broke his silence on Joe Biden’s election victory, sending the US president-elect a message that he hopes to “manage differences” and focus on cooperation between the world’s two largest economies.