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An appreciation of how wonderfully, revolutionarily boring Joe Biden has been as president

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The ratings are down for political programming. Good.

We now can see who Donald Trump really is without the power of the presidency behind him

Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan. Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images

The state’s recent legislative session shows how deeply Republicans fear Black voters will once again turn Arkansas blue

Voters arrive to be checked in at McGee Community Center in Conway, Arkansas, 2016. Photo: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images

Louis DeJoy unveiled his 10-year plan to cut hours and raise prices, all in the name of profitability

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The PRO Act would help workers who want to form a union

A rally in downtown Los Angeles to support unionizing Alabama Amazon workers. Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Here’s why vaccination rates in most European countries are only about a third of what they are in the U.S.

A vial of AstraZeneca’s vaccine at a vaccination center in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Robert Michael/Getty Images

Thirty years after the congresswoman’s statehood bill failed, she’s seeing a light at the end of the tunnel

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton at a hearing on the District of Columbia statehood bill. Photo: Carlos Barria/Pool/Getty Images

The GOP continues to mimic the former president’s racist rhetoric

Sen. Ron Johnson. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Trump-era Covid-19 border policies are being carried over to the new administration

A migrant demonstration demanding clearer U.S. policies in Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: Guillermo Arias/Getty Images

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