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History in the Making: Biden Wins 2020 Election, Closing the Book on the Era of Trump

President-elect Joe Biden (pictured) delivers his victory address from Wilmington, Delaware. In a historic victory over incumbent president Donald Trump, Biden won  the largest popular vote count ever in an election with sky-high turnout on both sides. Rather than a revolutionary beginning to a new era, Biden's win seems to signal more of a
Vincent Jiang November 9, 2020

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — Joe Biden has been elected president of the United States of America, defeating incumbent president Donald Trump. After a tumultuous, yearslong campaign that culminated on November...

Election Updates/Final Days

Joe Biden and Donald Trump face each other in the 2020 US election. Graphic from BBC.
Hailey Onweller, World/US News Editor November 4, 2020

Road to Election Day October 30, 2020 Last Minute Strategies With the election coming up rapidly, Trump and Biden focus on the swing states such as Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas and...

WMCHS Paw Print Poll: Biden Leads Trump with Slim Majority

WMCHS Paw Print Poll: Biden Leads Trump with Slim Majority
Vincent Jiang, Holly Branco, Liam Doherty, James Flanagan, Jack Greer, Rayna Katz, Joshua Kearstan, Justin Lee, and Emily Taylor November 2, 2020
As the nation prepares for a big day ahead, we questioned our students. Here's the results of The Paw's schoolwide poll for the 2020 Presidential Election.

Closing Remarks: The Second Presidential Debate

At the final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump (left) sparred energetically with former Vice President Joe Biden (right), though the introduction of a new mute button kept the crosstalk which had plagued the last debate to a minimum. In the final stretches of the campaign, Trump sought to rebrand himself, promising economic recovery and a swift end to the pandemic. Biden, on the other hand, made several progressive policy commitments in immigration and climate change, a departure from his generally risk-averse strategy. Photo credits: Brenden Smialowski / Getty Images.
Vincent Jiang October 30, 2020

In a campaign of surprises, 2020 has perhaps offered up the greatest surprise yet with the second and final presidential debate on October 22: a coherent, cogent discussion of the issues. After the explosive...

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sarah Sehgal, Staff Writer and Publicity Team Manager October 27, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 on September 8, 2020. This was a devastating day for many but her legacy will be one remembered for generations, as she was a feminist icon. Many...

A Preview of 2024: The Vice-Presidential Debate

Vice-presidential nominees Senator Kamala Harris (left, D-CA) and incumbent Vice President Mike Pence (right, R-IN) square off at the first and only vice-presidential debate. In many ways, the debate reflected a throwback to the past, featuring a veneer of civility that is distinctly unfamiliar in the Trump era. Yet the two candidates, in many ways both better representatives of their parties’ bases than their respective running mates, are also clearly padding their resumes for their own future presidential ambitions; they could very well be facing a rematch four years later. Photo credits: Morry Gash / Pool Photo.
Vincent Jiang October 21, 2020

The first and only vice-presidential debate of the 2020 election, held on October 7, 2020 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, was at once a reflection of the past and a prophecy for the future....

Ginsburg Vacancy Sparks Apocalyptic Senate Battle

Memories of a bygone era in bipartisanship: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (right), who passed away September 18, 2020, accepts her nomination from then-President Bill Clinton (left) in June 1993. Ginsburg was confirmed by the Senate with an overwhelming 96–3 vote, but President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to succeed her is likely to start an apocalyptic confirmation battle in today's hyperpartisan Washington. Photo credits: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
Vincent Jiang September 29, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has unleashed a battle in the Senate every inch as fiercely partisan as her life was. The 87-year-old Supreme Court Associate Justice, long cheered by Democrats for her scathing...

Democratic National Convention, Night 3: All-Stars Flex Policy Chops

Promotional graphic for the third night of the Democratic National Convention, featuring a lineup of party heavyweights—nearly all female, for the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment—who focused on Biden's policy plans and Democrats' vision for America. Graphic credits: Joe's Soul Squad.
Vincent Jiang August 24, 2020

The third night of the Democratic National Convention featured the closest thing to a party all-star lineup, with some of the biggest names in the party gathering together to deliver a series of speeches...

Democratic National Convention, Night 2: Rising Stars and the Old Guard

Promotional graphic for the second night of the Democratic National Convention, featuring a mix of rising stars within the party and the old guard. While the official nomination of Joe Biden featured an opportunity to show off the party's sociopolitical and generational diversity, it also revealed a part less comfortable with its ideological identity and an ensuing pivot into Biden's personal characteristics of moral decency. Graphic credits: Joe's Soul Squad.
Vincent Jiang August 20, 2020

The second night of the Democratic National Convention officially nominated Joe Biden to the Democratic ticket for President of the United States. No longer is Joe Biden the “presumptive” nominee,...

Democratic National Convention, Night 1: Three Themes of Attack

Promotional graphic for the first night of the Democratic National Convention, featuring a diverse array of speakers laser-focused on three themes of attack against Trump: his record on racial relations, his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and his targeting of the post office. Graphic credits: Joe's Soul Squad.
Vincent Jiang August 20, 2020

The Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the Democrat ticket of president and vice president, respectively, kicked off on Monday night, August 17, with a...

Vying in the Veepstakes: Biden’s Vice Presidential Picks

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden (left) shakes hands with California Senator Kamala Harris (right), his former primary rival and one of the leading contenders for the vice-presidential nomination, at the July 2019 debate. Biden has committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, and has repeatedly stressed his desire for a
Vincent Jiang June 8, 2020

With Joe Biden having officially cinched the threshold of 1,991 delegates needed to secure the nomination following his victory in the Pennsylvania primary on June 2, all eyes turn to the other half of...

And Then There Were Two: Buttigieg, Warren, Bloomberg Out.

And Then There Were Two: Buttigieg, Warren, Bloomberg Out.
Michael Oestreich April 6, 2020

Super Tuesday has come and gone, and with it, we have seen many candidates drop out. Some, like Tom Steyer, left as they came: unnoticed. But others, like former mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth...

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