Latest from Bonnie Berkowitz

Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal

George Washington could really cut a rug. Abraham Lincoln absolutely could not. How all 45 presidents fared on the dance floor.
  • Jan 21, 2021

Five frantic hours in the White House: How to move a new president in and the old one out

Even though this year will be anything but conventional, past presidential moves show that it takes a herculean effort to transition from the old White House residents to the new ones.
  • Jan 16, 2021

Laws and customs guide presidential transitions — but some go off the rails anyway

Trump’s attacks on Biden’s win are unprecedented, but bitterness over losing is nearly as old as the presidency.
  • Jan 15, 2021

20 million Americans didn’t vote in 2016′s closest battlegrounds

Here’s what the Trump and Biden campaigns are doing to reach them this time around.
  • Oct 30, 2020

How to beat bad ballot design and make sure your vote counts

Missed a race? Forgot to sign the envelope? Picked too many candidates? You may be the victim of bad design — and it could mean your vote won’t count.
  • Oct 15, 2020

How North Carolina’s mail-in envelope got a new, easier-to-use look

A designer worked with state elections officials to turn a confusing absentee ballot envelope into a user-friendly model for other states.
  • Oct 15, 2020

A day in gunshot America. A pandemic that never ends.

A full 24 hours in the pandemic that never ends.
  • Sep 5, 2020

Things you didn’t know (or maybe forgot) about how women got the vote

A pandemic, the anti-slavery movement and lonely men in Wyoming all contributed to women's suffrage. Here are some things you may not have known about how women got the right to vote.
  • Aug 5, 2020

Marine Corps Marathon is canceled for the first time in its 45-year history

The pandemic created too many unknowns for a race that is meticulously planned across many jurisdictions.
  • Jul 20, 2020

U.S. coronavirus cases and state maps: Tracking cases, deaths

The death toll from covid-19 began to rise steadily in early March, then more sharply as the disease spread to every state and most U.S. territories.
  • Jun 26, 2020