Democracy Dies in Darkness
With his denial of his loss to Joe Biden, President Trump endangered America’s democracy and threatened to undermine national security and public health. All the while, he largely abdicated the responsibilities of the job he was fighting so hard to keep.
The appellate lawyer has emerged as a key voice on the far right, becoming a leading purveyor of outlandish allegations about the election.
The TakeAnalysis
The president-elect is assembling an experienced and trusted team, and one of the most important priorities will be to hit the ground running.
Retirements of three GOP chairmen effective Jan. 3 mean their committees will not be able to conduct business — or hold confirmation hearings for Biden nominees — until the Georgia races have been decided.
Santa Claus tries to console a 3-year-old from behind a plexiglass divider at a mall in Willow Grove, Pa., this month. (Reuters)
Although some retailers, like Macy’s, have suspended Santa visits or moved them online, many others are forging ahead with extra precautions and backup plans, in hopes of getting customers into stores during a particularly fraught holiday season.
Holidays 2020
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In a year that made history in myriad, often tragic ways, our reading habits reflected our coping methods, as we reached for apocalyptic fiction, primers on race, political books that reflected highly partisan worldviews, plus thrillers, romance and science fiction — anything to help us escape.
Jon Gerberg/The Washington Post
How Trump's false election claims are keeping his movement alive
President Trump lost his bid for re-election, but he and many of his most fervent supporters have refused to accept it.
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His lawyers will argue Monday that it is up to the president to decide whether undocumented immigrants should be counted when deciding the size of each state’s congressional delegation, a decision that could have far-reaching implications for a state’s representation in Congress and power in the electoral college.
The governor’s office said Polis “will continue to be closely monitored” while he keeps working remotely. Earlier in the week, Polis said he was exposed to someone with the virus and had tested negative and would start to quarantine.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the killing was aimed at causing turmoil before President-elect Joe Biden takes office and that Tehran would respond at the "right time."
At St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Pope Francis elevated 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory. (Video: Reuters; photo: AP)
The Vatican’s ceremony to elevate new cardinals was unusual for its new safety rules in light of the pandemic. The event was also historic, particularly for the U.S. Catholic Church, where Blacks are a minority inside the faith and an even smaller minority among top leadership.
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Tony Hsieh1973-2020
He built the online shoe and clothing retailer into a billion-dollar business and led revitalization efforts in Las Vegas.
Efforts to add new servers created a cascading set of errors that hobbled Web-connected security cameras, robotic vacuums and publishing sites, the company acknowledged in a lengthy postmortem Saturday.
Chief Peter Newsham will be leaving the city’s police force to lead the one in the Northern Virginia suburb.
Timothy E. Francis, 50, had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 20 years and was most recently a detective in the homicide squad that investigates presumed natural deaths.
Small Business Saturday was celebrated as Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Brandywine, Md., with crafts, food and wine. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Local businesses get creative as coronavirus closures continue to hit small merchants hard.
A 3-alarm fire tore through the upper floor and roof of a Silver Spring apartment building early Saturday, displacing some fifty residents, according to fire fighters.
Food banks have seen record increases in need even as donations dwindle. In the Washington region, churches have partnered with county officials to distribute food.
Date Lab
Their date for dating’s sake last year transcended their age difference.
Treat yourself with a meatless spread, warming fondue, fancy lunch or Puerto Rican feast
Vera Menchik plays 20 opponents simultaneously at the Empire Social Chess Club in London in 1931. (Bettmann Archive)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
Camila Wicks1928–2020
Hailed as one of the finest violinists of her era, she left the limelight to raise her children.
The frontman of the veteran alt-rock band leads his group through a new album, with much more on the horizon.