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Another Pyramid contributor challenged me to a simple contest: predict the outcome of today’s election and whoever is closest gets, you know, the honor of being closest. While he took … Continue Reading There’s a chance we look back on this and laugh, right?
Four years ago, my uncle sent a mass e-mail to me and a bunch of other relatives asking us to make election prediction maps and explain our reasoning, and that … Continue Reading Will the Switch to Voting by Mail be an Empowerment or an Obstacle?
Harris Meyer If they’ve been listening to President Donald Trump, seniors may be expecting a $200 debit card in the mail any day now to help them pay for prescription … Continue Reading A $200 Debit Card Won’t Do Much for Seniors’ Drug Costs
Miles Taylor, chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, was the author of “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” a 2018 New … Continue Reading It Isn’t Just Trump’s Behavior
Julie Rovner If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he’s been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other … Continue Reading If Trump Wins, Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan
Yesterday was a milestone in our long national nightmare: the last debate of the 2020 election cycle! Well, unless we really are in a time loop. As FiveThirtyEight points out, … Continue Reading Last, and Also Least
Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way … Continue Reading Biden’s Big Health Agenda Won’t Be Easy to Achieve
Katheryn Houghton and Matt Volz October 21, 2020 Just 15 days ahead of the election, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney laid out his ideas on how he’d handle the COVID-19 … Continue Reading Despite Pandemic Threat, Gubernatorial Hopefuls Avoid COVID Nitty-Gritty
Well, just as I suspected, there was no presidential debate this week. After Trump tested positive for COVID, Biden refused to participate in the next debate, which was to be … Continue Reading The Debates Are Better When They Aren’t Debates
Emmarie Huetteman At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to health care over President Donald Trump’s, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the … Continue Reading Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily
Twice so far this election, conservative media outlets – chiefly Fox News and the New York Post – have tried to jolt the struggling Trump campaign with an October Surprise. … Continue Reading Brennan and Biden “scandals” show the gulf between conservative media and the world
By Emmarie Huetteman October 12, 2020 The week that Iowa reported its 90,000th confirmed case of COVID-19, Sen. Joni Ernst sat behind a plexiglass partition and told a debate audience … Continue Reading With Senate Control at Stake, Trump and COVID Haunt Ernst’s Fight to Keep Her Seat
You don’t have to look hard to find merchandise you can buy and wear to show your support for Donald Trump’s re-election. Hats, shirts, playing cards, wristbands, hair ties, sweatshirts … Continue Reading How bootleg merchandise could bring down the Trump campaign
From the staffs of KHN and PolitiFact October 8, 2020 The Trump administration’s pandemic response: decisive action that saved lives, or the greatest failure of any presidential administration? During Wednesday’s … Continue Reading In Debate, Pence and Harris Offer Conflicting Views of Nation’s Reality
Hello, dear readers of Pyramid. My post summarizing/reacting to/snarking about the first presidential debate was not originally written for this site — as you might have guessed from that introductory … Continue Reading Pence, Harris, and the night we’ll never get back