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When Will the Pandemic End?

When Will the Pandemic End?

Many people have been hesitantly beginning to ask “just how long can this whole pandemic thing go on”? While the pandemic began in the US in March, it started in earnest in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. The disease was slow to spread at first, but became a global crisis …

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Why do the Georgia Runoff Elections Matter so Much?

Why do the Georgia Runoff Elections Matter so Much?

The 2020 election now feels like a distant memory for some, but one aspect of it has not been fully resolved yet. Two Senate races in Georgia will decide the fate of the legislature in 2021. The runoffs, which will take place in early January, will have Republicans Kelly Loefler …

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Transition of Power: How does the President Assume Power?

Transition of Power: How does the President Assume Power?

In prior election years, questions about the transfer of power have not been pressing matters of national security for the average person. After all, there is a robust system in place to direct incoming and outgoing administrations on how to handle the transfer of power. However, recent events have complicated …

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Year in Review: Landmark Supreme Court Moments of 2020

Year in Review: Landmark Supreme Court Moments of 2020

The year 2020 was full of landmark Supreme Court cases: protecting LGBTQ workers, protecting DACA, as well as within the court stemming from the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and controversy over her replacement. Here are some of the most memorable, landmark moments for the US Supreme Court in …

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Year in Review: CARES Act and Congressional Gridlock

Year in Review: CARES Act and Congressional Gridlock

Early in the year, the pandemic upended the American economy. Moving quickly, Congress was able to pass the CARES Act, which sent direct payments of $1,200 to most Americans while also offering financial assistance to many states and local governments. The bill included a provision that increased the amount of …

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Year in Review: Presidential Election

Year in Review: Presidential Election

The 2020 election marked one of the most divisive elections in modern history. When votes were finally cast on November 3, many Democrats were hoping the election would be a referendum on the past four years of Trump’s leadership. Meanwhile, many Republicans were hoping that the past year of mask …

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Year in Review: Civil Unrest

Year in Review: Civil Unrest

The last year was a strange one by any metric. However, the onset of a pandemic at the start of the decade certainly added confusion to what turned out to be a historic and truly bizarre year. Aside from the coronavirus, which defined much of the year, civil unrest around …

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