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Will Democrats retaliate if they take the Senate?

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Welcome to “homonationalism,” or justifying anti-immigrant policies by arguing that immigrants threaten gay rights.

  • Phillip M. Ayoub, Gabriele Magni, Zein Murib and Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte
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Wikipedia’s complicated rules meant she didn’t qualify.

  • Sverrir Steinsson
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It's hard to regulate Big Tech.

  • Maha Rafi Atal
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Our research suggests many oppose normalization but may be reluctant to say so.

  • Dana El Kurd
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What is the SARS unit, and why do Nigerians want to #EndSARS?

  • Tarila Marclint Ebiede
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The makeup of state legislatures predicts what Congress will look like in the future.

  • Eric Gonzalez Juenke, Paru Shah, Bernard L. Fraga and Erika Vallejo
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The second and final debate.

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Even Republican Catholics have a favorable view of lesbians and gay men.

  • Ryan P. Burge
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That willingness enabled Senate Republicans to rush Barrett’s confirmation — and supports Democrats who want to pack the Supreme Court.

  • Brandon L. Bartels and Christopher D. Johnston
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Follow our new Friday series for insights on African views on democracy, the economy, social media and other topics.

  • Carolyn Logan and E. Gyimah-Boadi
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Her confirmation would shift the Supreme Court further ideologically than any other appointment in the past 40 years.

  • Jason Windett, Jeffrey J. Harden, Morgan L.W. Hazelton and Matthew E.K. Hall
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Video games can make for smart politics.

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But foreign policy will definitely be on the ballot on Nov. 3.

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A museum that helps people acknowledge the authoritarian past may influence how they feel about politics today.

  • Laia Balcells, Valeria Palanza and Elsa Voytas
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Americans aren’t the only ones watching the 2020 presidential election closely.

  • Scott Wolford and Cathy X. Wu
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Our new study finds that in these states, Biden’s margin will almost certainly improve as mail-in ballots are counted — by up to 60 percentage points.

  • David Lazer, Jonathan Green, Matthew A. Baum, Alexi Quintana Mathé, Katherine Ognyanova, Adina Gitomer, James Druckman, Matthew Simonson, Hanyu Chwe, Roy H. Perlis, Jennifer Lin and Mauricio Santillana
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Our research explains what these commissions can — and cannot — do.

  • Kelebogile Zvobgo and Claire Crawford
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Consider “coverture,” a doctrine older than the Constitution, in which husbands controlled wives.

  • Susan Liebell
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Peru and Bolivia have already legalized parts of the coca trade.

  • Elena Barham
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