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Turnout rose from 44 percent in 2014 to 53 percent in 2018. Read more

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Think of this “national emergency” as a national IQ test, a chance to see just how gullible the president’s base is and how far the Republican Party will go to prop up its increasingly addled leader. Read more

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Right now Roy Cooper is crossing his fingers and hoping that Dan Forest runs against him. Read more

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Letters to the Editor

This will be a defining moment for America. (Or, you know, maybe not.) Read more

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The Trumpier Trump becomes, the more all but his most die-hard supporters will begin to look for the exits. (Right?) Read more

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For the President Known as Individual 1, a win is a win—and after this week from hell, he’ll take what he can get Read more

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In Michigan and Wisconsin, lame-duck Republican lawmakers are trying to kneecap the next administrations. Read more

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This will be the defining battle of the next six months—and maybe the next six decades. Read more

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In their new book “Prius or Pickup?” Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler explore how ingrained worldviews made our politics dysfunctional and led to Donald Trump. Read more

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An interview with UNC political scientists Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler on Trump, authoritarianism, and why conservatives love terrible television. Read more

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Jesse Helms’s favorite vote suppressor couldn’t get the votes Read more

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Letters to the Editor

The blue wave is coming. Probably. Maybe? Read more

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Trump or Not Trump: Choose wisely. Read more

Elections

There is no greater imperative than electing a Congress that will thwart Trump. Read more

Elections

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The Trump administration argues that doesn’t matter. Welcome to the new front of the asylum war. Read more

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