06-10-20 | The New York Times
How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter
Why Read: This article illustrates the dramatic rise in support for the Black Lives Matter movement over the past two weeks, an unusually rapid shift in U.S. public opinion with potentially significant electoral consequences.
06-10-20 | Bloomberg
Mnuchin Backs New Stimulus Targeted to Stragglers in Reopening
Why Read: In testimony delivered before Congress today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. economy needs additional stimulus, particularly for businesses struggling to reopen from COVID-19-related closures. The shape of the next stimulus package will undoubtedly have an impact on the November elections, depending on who benefits from it.
06-08-20 | The Wall Street Journal
Enemies See a Weak and Divided U.S.
Why Read: Conservative foreign affairs opinion columnist Walter Russell Meade argues that, far from demonstrating weakness, widespread street protests in the United States illustrate America’s enduring strengths.
06-03-20 | The New York Times
The George Floyd Election
Why Read: Veteran Political Reporter Thomas Edsall explains that the way in which Americans perceive the current wave of civil unrest and President Trump’s response may determine which candidate wins in November.