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Americans must rise above confirmation bias, groupthink, and tribalism

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Bright Line Watch polling results by region. Question: “Would you support or oppose [your state] seceding from the United States to join a new union with [list of states in new union]?”



How the ascent of the former president and vice president reflect the political expectations of Black America during their times

President Obama, (left) and Vice President Harris. (right)


Your Other Dad says you and your kids define patriotism differently.

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Dear Other Dad —

Fourth of July was a disaster. My kids didn’t want flags up and they gave me a hard time about wearing red, white, and blue. I let them put up their pride flags in June, so why can’t they do this for me? When did loving my country become a bad thing?

— 4thBlues


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Over 150 prominent Republicans issue “A Call for American Renewal”

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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

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