By Eliza Newlin Carney

From omicron infections to climate disasters, gun deaths, economic uncertainty, congressional stalemate and ongoing threats to democracy, Americans arguably have more to worry about than celebrate this holiday season.

Yet bad times also have a way of bringing out the best in people, and nowhere is…

By Eliza Newlin Carney

In the quest for civic success stories, the very last place to look might appear to be climate news. The best efforts of the United Nations Climate Change conference will not be enough to avert the worst effects of warming, scientists say.

This is why youth…

By Eliza Newlin Carney

The presidential election is over, despite ongoing efforts to rewrite history. President Donald Trump’s failure to subvert the will of the voters is thanks largely to a half-dozen guardrails that held fast against an extreme democracy stress test, as I wrote in The Fulcrum. …

By Eliza Newlin Carney

Election Day is here, and Americans are on edge. Storefronts and office buildings are boarded up in anticipation of street violence. Partisans on both sides are warning that the opposition will rig the outcome.

At this moment of national anxiety and even paranoia, it behooves us…

By Eliza Newlin Carney

Americans may have to wait days for final election results this year, election experts warn, as the pandemic drives voters to absentee ballots. Since Republicans favor in-person voting while Democrats are more inclined to vote absentee, President Trump may perform better on Election Day than in…

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