Neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden will understand what caused their loss.

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After what feels like an endless primary and a grueling general election that seemed to go on forever as well, it’s hard to believe the election is already underway, and what many have described as one of the most important elections of our lifetimes will be decided. …

At least they’re acknowledging what Hillary Clinton didn’t.

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After getting home from work I opened my Facebook app, and happened to see a post from Joe Biden sponsored by the Biden Victory Fund at the very top of my newsfeed. Granted I’m sure many of us have been seeing so many of them these days we tend to just scroll right on by, but after actually pausing to read the contents I was glad that this one had caught my attention.

The text of the post read:

“Don’t scroll away just yet — this is important. We’ve been saying recently that our internal polls are showing a much, much closer race than the media would have you think. …

Whether it’s the Lincoln Project or John Kasich, it isn’t about “unity”. They’re using him.

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While there are a number of reasons for frustration towards the Democratic party, personally I find their relentless desire for “unity” with Republicans to be among the most problematic. The recent news that Joe Biden is vetting a number of Republicans to serve in his administration is as unsurprising as it is troubling, and for a number of reasons that are far bigger than just Joe Biden and his administration. As I have addressed before, among the most important and consequential names among those Republicans being thoroughly vetted and considered is John Kasich.

To be clear, Kasich doesn’t stand out in my mind because he is any worse than his fellow Republicans, but rather because of the his recent role in the broader context of recent American politics. …


Lauren Martinchek

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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