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What I saw made me question everything, including myself

Illustration: Grace Duong for GEN

The president didn’t get us into this mess on his own— he had enablers at every turn

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My ballot is a quiet love letter to nearly four million U.S. colonial subjects who are denied the right to vote

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Rumors of War

A collection of stories about one of the most uncertain, anxious moments in our nation’s history

Illustration: Anthony Gerace

The president is a reflection of our worst instincts

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Of all the bad signs, this one feels especially telling

Canada and U.S. flags from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Photo: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

I finally understand that help is not coming

A mother helping her son study and read.
A mother helping her son study and read.
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What’s worse than Trump when he’s winning? Trump when he’s not.

President Trump speaks during a Covid-19 briefing at the White House. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images


The lies we tell ourselves are such a comfy kind of bullshit

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The worship of money above all has made it impossible for us to get a handle on the pandemic

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