Friday night, just before midnight, the House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that has headlined news reports over the last few months. Without a doubt, this is the biggest success of Joe Biden’s presidency so far.
American democracy is under threat. Election denialism, crippling polarization, and an environment that breeds self-censorship have exposed gaping cracks in the edifice of our republic. With faith in American democracy plummeting, the Renew Democracy Initiative has united over 50 dissidents from 30 oppressive countries to celebrate America’s founding values but also warn of the dangers that arise when those values are compromised.
For the past year, Trump has continuously attempted to undermine the credibility of the 2020 presidential election. Just last week at his rally in Iowa, nearly one year after the election concluded, Trump was still pushing the same narrative. “I never conceded. . . no reason to concede.”
It’s over! Sort of. Anna Gawel and Eric Ham break down what happened during last week’s U.S. election, what’s next for President-Elect Joe Biden and what’s left for President Donald Trump.
A future conflict with China isn’t likely to resemble a traditional military clash. Rather, it will look like the scenario that’s already playing out — a global battle over technology and trade, which could presage a new “cold war.”